fire away

fire away
intransitive verb
: to begin speech and proceed with it rapidly

useless to fire away with a lot of details — F.L.Mott

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fire away (usu imperative; informal)
1. To go ahead
2. To begin
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Main Entry:fire

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ˌfire a ˈway [intransitive] always in imperative [present tense I/you/we/they fire away he/she/it fires away present participle firing away past tense fired away past participle fired away] informal phrasal verb
used for giving someone permission to ask a question

‘Can I ask you a question?’ – ‘Fire away’.

Thesaurus: ways of giving permissionsynonym
Main entry: fire

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informal 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."

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fire away
informal
— used in speech to tell someone to begin asking you questions

“We have some questions we'd like to ask you.” “OK. Fire away.”

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Main Entry:fire

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ˌfire aˈway derived
(informal) used to tell sb to begin to speak or ask a question

‘I've got a few questions.’ ‘OK then, fire away.’

Main entry:firederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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