draw fire away from (someone or something)

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draw fire away from (someone or something)

To shield or protect someone or something from someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "away." This phrase can be used literally to refer to gunfire. While I was getting yelled at, my sister drew fire away from me by turning up the TV. When I came in late, my sister drew mom and dad's fire away from me by turning up the TV. The mother goose drew fire away from her goslings by charging at the hunters.
See also: away, draw, fire