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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

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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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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Echoing Shobha's views, BJP MP Gaddigoudar Parvatagouda Chandanagouda, while speaking to ANI, said, "It is because of the internal dispute that these Congress MLAs are resigning. The BJP doesn't have any role in orchestrating defections in Karnataka.
Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen has asked IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati to lead the remaining commissioners in resigning.
If that was his reason for resigning, he should have resigned from the Cabinet as early as five years ago the moment he declared for the 2016 presidential race, De Lima said in a text message Thursday.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 8 (ANI): Trouble for the coalition government in Karnataka deepened on Monday with two ministers, who are independent MLAs, resigning from the ministry and withdrawing support to the Kumaraswamy government even as all the Congress and JD(S) ministers resigned in a bid to woo dissidents back with the carrot of ministership.
Shankar, in a terse letter addressed to the Chief Minister, said that he was resigning from the Council of Ministers.
'Igathe is my confidante and resigning was not his decision.
MANILA -- Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile rejected on Thursday the idea of resigning irrevocably from his post lest he be accused of being guilty of any wrongdoing.
Patole, who is chief of All India Kisan Congress, said he was resigning to support Gandhi.
I tried to do good work but the situation has compelled me to resign," Patil told media persons in the morning after resigning.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Dec 22 (ANI): Settling the dust over her resignation from the party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday said that she is not resigning from the party.
The AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk told ANI, "I am not resigning."
Siddaramaiah said that he was not in favour of George resigning.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 25 (ANI): In a major jolt to Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy on Monday announced he would be resigning from Rajya Sabha and from the primary membership of the party after Durga Puja.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday hailed Nitish Kumar's decision of resigning as the Bihar Chief Minister and said that the rigid stand of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav not to resign from the cabinet left the Janata Dal (United)- JD(U))- leader with no option but to step down from his post.
A group of Congress lawmakers from Telangana met Reddy on Sunday and urged him to join their fight for a separate state by resigning.