Thesaurus / hang fire

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He admitted that recruiting might hang fire in villages like Ocknell, but not amongst his people.

The Soul of Susan YellamHorace Annesley Vachell

Now, I'll not have thee in our gang, for thou art not up to the fun, and thou'd hang fire when the time came to be doing.

His inventions seemed to hang fire until introduced into Lancashire, when they were adopted by a Mr. Peel, Arkwright and others.

If I put off writing the paper you asked me for, till I can do it conveniently, it may hang fire till this time next year.

We brushed up and watched the first signs of dawn through an open port; but the day seemed to hang fire.

The Maine WoodsHenry David Thoreau

It seems to have that quality of mystery that belongs to all affairs of the kind when they hang fire.

My B. says she is constantly trying to incite me to literary effort, but I hang fire.

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott

For Marianne seemed to hang fire and hesitate over her departure.

It Never Can Happen AgainWilliam De Morgan

The fatigue is small, and if you take a supply of books with you the time does not hang fire.

None of your bungling articles, that first hang fire, and then throw their shot in every direction but the right one.

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