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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.
See also: fire
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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.
See also: fire
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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Datuk Ronald Kiandee today said he will not resign as Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman even though he has left Umno.
Sept Trade Minister Price resigns. Oct Brexit Minister Baroness Anelay resigns.
Duterte dared Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to resign with him.
Pope Benedict XVI, who headed 1.2 billion Catholics for eight years after succeeding John Paul II in 2005, might have shocked many by announcing his resignation from the papal office but he he is not the only Pope to resign in the history of the church.
Only one day after SAS Braathens CEO Petter Jansen resigned, the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Okokrim) said it filed charges against the airline for illegal computer access and misuse of business secrets.
It seems the Italian media interpreted Lehmann's remarks to mean he was calling on the pope to resign. Many voices in the church picked up on this apparent misreading and rushed to the pope's defense.
Bernard Haitink, musical director, threatens to resign.
JANUARY 1994: Shipping Minister the Earl of Caithness resigns after wife shoots herself, allegedly over an affair.
Belagavi (Karnataka), [India] November 14 ( ANI ): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said Bengaluru development minister KJ George 'voluntarily' resigned on moral grounds.
CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal, who presented his party's petition to the YSK, spoke to reporters and said the prime minister should resign in order "not to put any stain" on the presidential race and allow all candidates to compete under equal and fair conditions.
The CEO of Barclays Plc, Bob Diamond, has resigned after the bank's top management was implicated for manipulating the Libor.
The governor of the central bank of Sudan has resigned from office.
Can a chief resign verbally or does it have to be written?
It was Enrile's resigned chief of staff, Attorney Jessica "Gigi" Reyes, who claimed last week that the Senate leader was contemplating to resign irrevocably even after his motion to declare his post vacant was defeated when 11 senators voted against it.
"These MLAs, they voluntarily resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party.