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