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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

being criticized The court is under fire for being too political.
Usage notes: often used with come: Mr. Johnson has come under fire for gossiping about his clients.
Related vocabulary: under attack
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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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resign to

v.
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.
See also: fire
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Since Erdoy-an's nomination as a presidential candidate on July 1, a fierce debate over whether the prime minister should resign or not has been dominating the political agenda.
During a press conference on Wednesday evening, AK Party deputy chairman and spokesman HE-seyin Ecelik said Prime Minister Erdoy-an will not resign from his post as he competes for the presidency.
In addition, Ecelik wrote on Twitter on Friday that calls on the prime minister to resign during his election campaign are efforts by the opposition parties to "find an excuse for their [potential] disappointment" in the August election.
According to the Law on Presidential Elections, passed by Parliament and put into effect in January 2012, the prime minister can be nominated for the presidency without having to resign from his post.
The law, however, states that judges, prosecutors and other members of the higher judiciary, academics at universities, members of the Supreme Education Board (YSK) and the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTE[pounds sterling]K), civil servants working for state institutions, mayors, officers and noncommissioned officers, heads and members of provincial and district councils of political parties, members of municipal city councils and administrators and employees at state banks have to resign from their posts once they become presidential candidates.
In late November of last year, the YSK announced that ministers who occupy a post in the government need not resign to be eligible to compete in local elections.
A chief can resign either verbally or can write a letter of resignation and the courts have said that this has to be done in a "fit manner" Usually, the resignation has to be given to council at a duly conveyed council meeting and is effective the moment it is presented.
To do so would mean that no one can resign without the permission of council.
You may have to look to these codes to see if there are any provisions that state whether a chief or councillor can resign and how they can do this.
Bernard Haitink, musical director, threatens to resign.
Battenberg III, a director of the corporation, has decided to resign from the company's board of directors, effective immediately.
He concluded that, under the circumstances, it would be in the best interest of Sara Lee shareholders for him to resign from the board.
Casey Silver resigns as chairman of Universal Pictures.
Marketing chiefs Kathy Jones and Buffy Shutt resign.
She also said she didn't resign because of the school's internal investigation into the football program.