fire in anger

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fire in anger

To intentionally fire a weapon with the aim of causing destruction or injury. Once you boys are on the battlefield, you'll know that the time for practice shots is over. You've got to fire in anger now! The prosecutor argued that the defendant had fired in anger, not in self-defense, as she claimed.
See also: anger, fire
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