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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2 1993 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal Zoe Baird, under fire for hiring illegal aliens to work in her home, has withdrawn her name as President Clinton's nominee for US Attorney General.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

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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On Tuesday, ANC gave Zuma a new ultimatum to resign as head of state or risk being removed by Parliament.
I know one thing about Buhari, he will resign very soon.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque urged Sereno on Monday to resign as the SC could not afford 'any further damage' from impeachment.
It means you need not resign anymore because you are deemed resigned already.
But they should resign to ensure free and fair inquiry," said a student, who wished to be not named.
Since Erdoy-an's nomination as a presidential candidate on July 1, a fierce debate over whether the prime minister should resign or not has been dominating the political agenda.
Lord Marland, who last week aborted his challenge to Clarke in the election for the new ECB chairman, said today: "In most other businesses some people would resign if they had been involved in such a fiasco as this.
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.
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.