where's the fire

Where's the fire?

What's you're hurry? Why are you moving or doing something in such a rushed or panicked manner? Whoa, you need to slow down for a second. Where's the fire? I appreciate that you want to get things done quickly, but where's the fire? You need to prioritize precision over speed.
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where's the fire

What's the big hurry, as in We've got to finish up.-Why, where's the fire? This phrase, generally addressed to someone in an unseemly rush (such as a speeding motorist pulled over by a police officer), alludes to firemen hurrying to put out a fire. [Slang; 1920s]
See also: fire
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