Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.4)
In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.
|Gaurav said: (Aug 29, 2012)|
|Won't it be 'stuck up'?|
|Vijayakumar said: (Dec 2, 2013)|
|While fire in hanging stage, it will increase na. Why I can select B.|
|Monika T said: (Jan 16, 2014)|
To delay doing something, especially making a decision, because you are waiting to see what will happen It would have been good to settle the matter now, but I think we should hang fire until the general situation becomes clearer. (often + on) The chancellor has said he will continue to hold fire on a further reduction in interest rates.
|Anusha said: (May 3, 2014)|
If you still don't understand, you can mind map "hanging fire" to barbecue. It takes a lot of time to roast it. Therefore its at a slow pace. :).
|Kasenya said: (Jun 1, 2016)|
|Hang fire - To delay or wait; to be delayed.
I think we should hang fire and wait for other information.
Our plans have to hang fire until we get planning permission.
|Sandy said: (Nov 28, 2016)|
|The title expression "hang fire" (by formal definition) means to do nothing, to delay, wait, hold back, or hesitate.|
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