One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to give someone permission to begin speaking, typically to ask questions.‘“I want to clear up some questions that have been puzzling me.” “Fire away.”’
- ‘Whatever you've always wanted to know, fire away!’
- ‘‘Okay, fire away,’ I replied with a small smirk dancing on my lips.’
- ‘If you have a burning question that's of interest to all, fire away.’
- ‘If any of you reading this article has a question, then fire away!’
- ‘I patiently waited until he finished, and then told him to fire away.’
- ‘I'll have a couple of questions and then we'll have both Christiane and Nic fire away as well.’
- ‘As always, this is meant to open up some discussion and feedback, so feel free to fire away.’
- ‘He showed up and gave a speech that went: ‘I don't have a speech, but if you have questions, fire away.’’
- ‘Should you think otherwise, well, I'm a big boy; fire away.’
- ‘And she's going to read from that and then we'll fire away some questions.’
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