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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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under fire

1. In the state of being attacked by gun or artillery fire. If you get too close to enemy territory, you could come under fire.
2. Subject to intense criticism or judgment. The company came under fire after allegations surfaced that the CEO had misappropriated funds. You will definitely come under fire if they find out that you were responsible for the printing error.
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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2 1993 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal Zoe Baird, under fire for hiring illegal aliens to work in her home, has withdrawn her name as President Clinton's nominee for US Attorney General.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

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.
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The chairman of Musanze district council, Eng Emile Bayisenga has told IGIHE that leaders were forced to resign over failure to deliver to the best of their duties.
(The ones who want him to resign are the opposition, so they can take over).
What do you hope to achieve by threatening to resign? Do you wish to stoke a conversation about why you deserve a pay rise?
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ALL of those seven "honourable" Labour MPs who have resigned from the party they were elected to represent are allowed to carry on being paid by the taxpayer.
"The economist resigned because the government did not consult the council before presenting the finance bill in the National Assembly," they said.
He said he would leave it to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide whether he should resign as PAC chairman.
Three former IEBC commissioners who resigned in April have been barred from accessing their offices.
The source identified marginalisation and neglect of the Ondo South senatorial district as one of the major factors that prompted his principal to resign from Akeredolu's cabinet.
Sources added that when the PTI local leadership asked Mr Gujjar to resign on June 30, he showed reluctance as he was assured by PML-N councilors that they will stand by him if he refused to resign.
June 2017 Brexit Minister Lord Bridges resigns in Lords.
According to the Public Official Election Law, public officials wishing to run in the local elections must resign from their current posts at least 90 days prior to the polling day.
Based on the audit report, the Public Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into the Commission's work and the parliamentary majority has urged the Commission's members to resign or else be discharged at the Parliament's initiative.
Karunanayake to resign even though it is late in the day.