fire extinguisher


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a fire extinguisher

One who attends something, such as a date, in order to keep romantic feelings between two people from intensifying. A: "Ugh, I can't believe you're making me bring a fire extinguisher on my date." B: "Your sister will just be there to make sure you don't do anything unsafe with this boy."
See also: extinguisher, fire

fire extinguisher

A chaperone. This 1920s phrase referred to a chaperone, whose presence and vigilance prevented romantic sparks from bursting into flames of passion.
See also: extinguisher, fire
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Even our high-rise buildings, commercial plazas and several major industries are poorly equipped with regular fire suppression systems and are mostly dependent on only a few different short range fire extinguishers, resulting in heavy loss of property and human lives in case of fire accidents.
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Even in cases where the fire extinguisher cannot completely put out the fire, it can knock down a fire just long enough to provide an exit route out of the space," says Halligan.
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In an informal survey, generally public transport was found without fire extinguisher except oil tankers, even though these did not meet the set standards as these were never refilled.
Nowadays, most cars come with a fire extinguisher already in place, but it's important to know where it's located in your car and how to use it.
He explained that during the campaign, visitors will learn how to use a fire extinguisher and plan evacuation.