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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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I've got one or two irons in the fire away from the UK.
He can fire away anytime he wants, and normally would yield positive results.
I was prepared to be nitpicky because writers have a terrible habit of mixing facts with opinion when it comes to my biplane baby, so I had my electronic red pencil out ready to fire away some corrections.
The wind was cooperating with firefighters Monday and pushing the fire away from nearby communities, Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason told CNN.
Once the roof collapsed, firefighters shifted focus to keeping the fire away from the businesses on the north and south sides of the building - Eugene Coin and Jewelry store and Down to Earth Home, Garden & Gifts.
ZAGREB, Shawwal 05, 1436, July 21, 2015, SPA -- Several dozen residents were evacuated from a village in southern Croatia on Tuesday as firefighters struggled to keep a raging forest fire away from houses, state television HRT reported, according to Reuters.
With its new Camera Candy, Moultrie has produced a deer attractant that is specifically formulated to attract deer and keep them in the area while game cameras fire away. Camera Candy is a four-pound, hard-cooked block attractant that comes with a special strap--the CamStrap--that allows the block to be perfectly positioned to get a trophy buck's head in the center of the frame.
NOVEMBER 21, 1989 TWELVE minutes - that's all it took for super striker Alan Kernaghan to fire away Boro's away day gloom.
Once again, however, their Achilles heel has been their away form, with the Dragons unable to fire away from France, including a heavy 38-16 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium two months ago.
"So I think they'll find the best balance between how to attack us and how to try to take some of our fire away and impose their will on the game.
Ben Roberts-Smith, who was awarded Australia's highest military honour in 2011 for his bravery during an operation in Afghanistan in 2010 when he drew fire away from his unit, had lunched last year with Johnson, which helped the player with the 'mental side of things'.