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Fire

Somewhat informal; to terminate the employment of an employee. An employee may be fired for cause, such as for sexual harassment or absenteeism, or, in many cases, without cause. A fired employee is often eligible to collect unemployment insurance for a certain period of time.
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When a social worker asked why the child was not allowed out, her mother complained she m could not afford a fire-guard and was frighted her daughter could burn herself.
Not to mention the 50p pool table, the esoterically-stocked jukebox and the open log fire with a slumbering dog as a fire-guard.
Daniel Radcliffe, as Arthur, is quite the revelation with his becoming sideburns, eyes that would melt a Victorian fire-guard and mature manner.