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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2 1993 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal Zoe Baird, under fire for hiring illegal aliens to work in her home, has withdrawn her name as President Clinton's nominee for US Attorney General.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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She refused to resign since she got elected from KPK province, where elections weren't rigged.
They have said they will resign if the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment ( GSCASH) takes up the inquiry.
CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal, who presented his party's petition to the YSK, spoke to reporters and said the prime minister should resign in order "not to put any stain" on the presidential race and allow all candidates to compete under equal and fair conditions.
The head of the apex bank of Nigeria has been asked to resign.
There have been calls for Clarke to resign over the body's links to Stanford.
Bush, speaking in California on Tuesday, expressed confidence in Hastert and also rejected calls for the speaker to resign.
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.
With new Chairman Ben Bernanke successfully taking the reins from former Chairman Alan Greenspan, Ferguson decided it was the right time to resign.
Leadership in the diocese was a source of distress earlier this year, when Bishop Hollowell, 57, announced in March that he intended to resign.
She initially announced she would resign in November.
MR MANDELSON made history when he became the first Secretary of State to resign twice.
One can resign from the active ministry, but one cannot resign from the priesthood.
The resignation came less than a month after Stephen Brady, president of Roman Catholic Faithful of Springfield, IL, called upon him to resign in a press conference at the USCCB meeting in Dallas, which was also reported in South Africa.
Mr Blair replied, ``It was clear the Secretary of State had been told Mr Sixsmith had agreed to resign.