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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2 1993 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal Zoe Baird, under fire for hiring illegal aliens to work in her home, has withdrawn her name as President Clinton's nominee for US Attorney General.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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La question est maintenant de savoir si ce processus d'evocation, qui par hypothese ne peut pas etre systematique, doit se resigner a etre purement subjectif, comme semble l'indiquer Frege (30).
Her reputation as what someone once described as ``a serial resigner'' was made when she served under Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Op-position.
Nous ne pouvons nous permettre de nous resigner au declin du parlementarisme.
Ils ont refuse de se resigner devant ce choix d'une democratisation de l'espace politique ou les chicanes politiciennes ont pris trop de place, alors que l'economique et le social sont delaisses.
Similar lessons, such as Balzac's phrase "Se resigner, c'est se suicider un peu tous les jours," promote reflection.
Underscoring the sense of resignation, Erskine describes a resignation in favorem as follows: "The resigner must surrender the lands to the superior by the symbol of staff and baton, which he gives on his knee to the superior" (Erskine, Principles of the Law of Scotland, 1: 194).
He was a teacher, author and activist; a contributing editor to several periodicals and a resigner as contributing editor to at least two of them; he was a self- described "Keynes freak," a book reviewer, an avid consumer of espionage thrillers, scourge of the neoconservatives, advicegiver to the perplexed policy-maker ("Dear Doctor Lekachman" was the name of his sometime Nation column).
Depasses, les responsables ne font que constater les "degats" avant de se resigner a renvoyer sine die les rencontres.
Cependant, cette performance n'a pas atteint la profondeur et la durabilite qui previennent des jeunes Africains de se resigner a entreprendre des traversees perilleuses et a mettre, fatalement, leur vie en danger.
Le ministre de la Transition ecologique, Nicolas Hulot, a annonce mardi qu'il quittait le gouvernement, pour ne plus avoir a se resigner a une politique des "petits pas" insuffisante a ses yeux face aux enjeux environnementaux, relate Reuters.
Tel que dans la vie reelle, le moi assume dans ces vers le destin d'une communaute damnee: <<(...) Emigrants, diamants de la terre, sel sauvage,/ je suis de votre race,/ j'emporte comme vous ma vie dans ma valise,/ je mange comme vous le pain de mon angoisse (...)/ je suis de ceux qui n'ont rien, qui veulent tout/--je ne saurai jamais me resigner.>> ([- Mon pere qu'as-tu fait de mon enfance?] (15)).
Peut-etre que la veritable tragedie aux Communes, c'est que leurs electeurs, c'est-a-dire le public, semblent resigner a accepter ce refus d'agir.
L'acceptation est un processus actif et dynamique, distinct de celui de se resigner, abandonner, tolerer ou controler (Hayes et al., 2012).
Choisir de rompre avec eux, ou me resigner totalement et respecter les traditions pour leur faire plaisir.
Seul devant le choix de faire partir sa femme et ses enfants dans un pays plus sur et de devoir se resigner a ne pas les voir pendant plusieurs annees !