fire insults at (someone)

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fire insults at (someone)

To insult someone in rapid succession. That bully is constantly firing insults at the nerdy kids in class.
See also: fire, insult

fire ˈquestions, ˈinsults, etc. at somebody

ask somebody a lot of questions one after another or make a lot of comments very quickly: The room was full of journalists, all firing questions at them.
See also: fire, somebody
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Mamet long ago perfected the stiletto staccato literate criminals should use when firing insults at one another, and his screenplays are always layered with the intrigue and betrayal that makes the ground under a heist so deliciously unsteady.