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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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Fogg, Aouda, and Fix found themselves between two fires; it was too late to escape.
Thus were the unhappy people now between two fires, with Hooja upon one side and the Mahars upon the other.
This required some pluck, for she was between two fires, her husband's family opposing her and her own family forcing her.

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