Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fire away

fire away
Meaning(s)
1) give someone permission to ask questions or start speaking
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    • fire away if you have any questions
  • Analysis

    The expression 'fire away' is an idiomatic way of saying 'go-ahead' or a way of giving someone permission to do something. This is an informal expression used mostly in informal situations similar in meaning to 'shoot'.

  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. After I had finished explaining the topic to the students, I told them to fire away if they had any questions.
    2. Person A: "Can I ask your advice about something?" Person B: "Sure. Fire away."
    3. Before we finish the meeting, Paul wants to say a few words, so Paul - fire away."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. If you're hungry fire away and take anything you would like from the kitchen.
    2. You said you had a few questions for me so please fire away.
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