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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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DEEPLY LIPPY: Jade green, fire-cracker red and Ming vase blue are the palette of colours Yardley have based their new Chinese Whispers collection on.
Many others agreed, especially the large contingent of Russian teachers and critics who had witnessed many fire-cracker performers take medals at last year's Moscow IBC.
They have said they were playing a prank on people assembled at the embassy and described the object as a homemade fire-cracker.
"While working, we heard a fire-cracker like sound in the area.
"She's quite a fire-cracker, your mum," Steve gasps.