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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 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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The chairman of the advising council in Burera district, Habineza Faustin has confirmed that the vice mayor for social affairs(Habyarimana Jean Baptiste) resigned over failure to deliver.
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Laura Smith resigned as a junior shadow Cabinet Office minister while Ged Killen, Ellie Reeves, Tonia Antoniazzi and Anna McMorrin resigned as aides to the shadow cabinet.
Former presidential secretary for gender equality and family affairs Eun Soo-mi resigned to run for Seongnam mayor.
Nine lawmakers have resigned since 2016's election season.
Debbie Lesko resigned from the Arizona state Senate on Monday afternoon, weeks after she announced a bid for Congress.
KARACHI -- Syed Ali Raza Abidi, who parted ways with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in the backdrop of its alliance with the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), resigned from his National Assembly seat on Monday.
British Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon resigned from his post on Wednesday after sexual harassment allegations was leveled against him and he is the first politician to step down in a developing scandal at Westminster.
Binay, who is running for president in next year's polls, resigned from the Cabinet of President Aquino.
The two have not yet resigned, sources close to them confirmed.