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resign from (something)

To officially remove oneself from a job or position of responsibility or authority. The chief resigned from the police force following allegations of departmental corruption. I'll be resigning from the board of directors next month.
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resign (oneself) to (something)

To accept that one must do, undertake, or endure something. I've resigned myself to the fact that I will be hated by my peers, but I stand by my decision to act as a whistleblower. He once had artistic aspiration, but he's resigned himself to a career of office drudgery.
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resign from something

to make a written statement that removes one from an office or position of employment. Andy resigned from the fraternity. I will not resign from my job. You will have to fire me.
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resign oneself to something

to accept something reluctantly. I finally resigned myself to going to Mexico even though I didn't want to. Mary resigned herself to her fate.
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*under fire

Fig. during an attack; being attacked. (*Typically: be ~; resign ~; think ~.) There was a scandal in city hall, and the mayor was forced to resign under fire. John is a good lawyer because he can think under fire.
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under fire

Criticized or held responsible, as in The landlord is under fire for not repairing the roof. This expression originally referred to being within range of enemy guns; its figurative use dates from the late 1800s.
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under fire

1 being shot at. 2 being rigorously criticized.
2 1993 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal Zoe Baird, under fire for hiring illegal aliens to work in her home, has withdrawn her name as President Clinton's nominee for US Attorney General.
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resign to

To submit oneself passively to something; give in to doing something: Everyone had left for the movie, so I resigned myself to washing the dishes.
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under fire

1. Exposed or subjected to enemy attack.
2. Exposed or subjected to critical attack or censure: an official who was under fire for mismanagement.
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Although Resigners may construct 'turning-point' narratives, there is little sign of their making good their aspirations to be a father who inspires pride:
La legerete avec laquelle certains semblent se resigner a l'idee d'une guerre, qui serait finalement moins dangereuse que de devoir vivre avec un Iran nucleaire, est irresponsable.
Reason aside, Brown looks weaker after importing the serial resigner from Brussels.
Pres d'une semaine apres les exceptionnelles crues enregistrees des oueds Soummam et Agrioune, l'alimentation en eau potable de la ville de Bejaia demeure toujours aussi problematique, obligeant les habitants a ressortir les jerricans et commencer une quete quotidienne qui les mene parfois jusqu'aux fontaines de village, ou se resigner a l'achat de l'eau aupres de livreurs qui ont trouve une opportunite pour arrondir leurs fins de mois.
L'usager ne peut que se resigner et se soumettre ou a se battre pour quelques dirhams en moins.
But the two-time resigner had no takers in the land of the white rose.
beaucoup moins que] Que pouvons-nous devant la volonte de Dieu sinon que de nous resigner et de prier Dieu Tout-Puissant d'accorder a la defunte Sa Sainte Misericorde, de l'accueillir en Son Vaste Paradis aux cotes de ceux qu'Il a combles de Ses bienfaits et entoures de Sa grace eternelle [beaucoup plus grand que], a conclu le president Bouteflika.
Il ne veut pas se resigner, il n'est pas consentant.
Allies of Peter Mandelson have claimed that credit should go to the serial resigner from Hartlepool but a Labour insider tells me that it was, in fact, Number 10 spinmeister Alastair Campbell who provided Clinton aides with careful pointers on what to say.
beaucoup moins que] Que pouvons-nous devant la volonte de Dieu sinon que de nous resigner et de nous associer a votre douleur et a votre peine [beaucoup plus grand que], a ajoute le president Bouteflika, priant [beaucoup moins que] le Tout-Puissant d'accorder au defunt Sa Sainte Misericorde, de l'accueillir en Son Vaste Paradis avec les fideles et donner du reconfort a sa famille [beaucoup plus grand que].
SERIAL resigner Peter Mandelson bumped into sacked sports minister Kate Hoey in the Commons the other day and asked: "Who did you offend?
Contrairement a celle ayant ete prononcee par la LFP, la rue en Kabylie semble se resigner a cette decision tant elle sait que lorsque la CAF frappe, il est difficile d'amortir son coup.
The Scurra can reveal that the man in the spare room is serial resigner Peter Mandelson.
Les structures et la rigueur des dirigeants m'ont convaincu de resigner.
beaucoup moins que]Au Maroc, on reprime, on torture, on assassine dans l'impunite totale[beaucoup plus grand que], rappellent les militants des droits de l'Homme marocains, affirmant ne pas pouvoir se resigner a cette situation et qu'il est [beaucoup moins que]urgent que se developpe un large mouvement de solidarite contre la pratique de la torture et la repression sous toutes ses formes au Maroc[beaucoup plus grand que].