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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2 1993 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal Zoe Baird, under fire for hiring illegal aliens to work in her home, has withdrawn her name as President Clinton's nominee for US Attorney General.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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His UCLA basketball program is all but on life support - a 4-7 record, thinning crowds at Pauley Pavilion, growing acceptance of his lame-duck status, disgruntled alumni and now a published report he had considered resigning over the weekend - yet somehow on Tuesday he turned it into a great day for Steve Lavin.
Suit filed by attorney Warren Trazenfeld alleges McGladrey & Pullen hid truth from investors and lied to SEC about its reasons for resigning as auditors from a publicly owned-company that provided security services for Dulles Airport and the World Trade Center
Kreitzer, who had been on the board for about half of his three-year term, said he wasn't resigning to protest Chaudier's ouster or because of criticism by fellow board member Lita Biejo.
Futro, a resigning director who owns Rangeley Corporation, retains 560,000 shares of common stock held in his name, and the law firm of Futro & Associates, P.
I had to consider,'' he wrote in his memoirs, ``whether resigning .
But Clinton himself said this week, ``I have no intention of resigning.
6, 1998, I am resigning my position as the women's basketball coach at Cal State Northridge.
The board of directors expressed its great appreciation for the prior service of both resigning directors and their willingness to resign in order to assure continued listing of Chalone's common stock on the NASDAQ National Market.
Floyd arrived in Chicago on Wednesday morning, a few hours after resigning at Iowa State.
Verby became a director and later President of Great Lakes Nickel Limited in 1991 resigning both positions in December of 2001.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Chief Lee Baca will announce today that he is resigning from the department to spend more time on his campaign to unseat Sheriff Sherman Block, campaign officials said Thursday.
Schleyer has resigned or will be resigning from all outside directorships to concentrate all of his efforts on his new responsibilities as President and CEO of AT&T Broadband.
Two members of the New England Journal of Medicine's editorial board, both internationally recognized experts on AIDS, are resigning in protest over the content and handling of articles criticizing the ethics of a number of federally funded AIDS studies in developing countries in Africa and elsewhere.
I thank all the resigning directors for their counsel over the years, and am excited to welcome Mr.