You’re not our customer, so I might get fired if I gave you a sample. Maybe I can arrange another meeting and invite you. Then you can get a sample!
- FeIhOnG of OzLv 71 0 年前最佳解答
Hi there:"to be fired" means "to lose your job", so in this sentence, it's saying that the person might loose his job if he gives the sample to the other person while he is at work. Synonyms of "to be fired" include "to be dismissed (from the job)", "to be discharged of the job/duty", "to be laid off (from the job)", and the simplest of all, "to lose one's job". Theoretically speaking, you can replace "get fired" in this sentence with "be laid off", "be dismissed from my job", "be discharged from my job". However, it is best to replace it with "lose my job", as this expression is more colloquial than the other three and is therefore used more frequently in a first person statement such as this one.Hope these definitions are of help to you
2006-03-30 14:16:35 補充：
Correction: "person might loose his job" in the first paragraph should be "person might lose his job"
2006-03-30 14:19:29 補充：
Actually, if you replace "get fired" with "get laid off" it sounds quite colloquial too, so it's okay to use "get laid off"
2006-03-30 14:35:35 補充：
By the way, here's the definition from Cambridge Dictionaries Online, "fire" is actually a verb, not an adjective:fire (DISMISS) Show phoneticsverb [T] to remove someone from their job, either because they have done something wrong or badly, or as a way of saving the cost of employing them:
2006-03-30 14:37:24 補充：
These are the example sentences from the same source:
She was fired after she was caught stealing from her employer.
He was fired from his $165 000 job for poor performance.
She has just been fired as editor of the newspaper.
The company is reducing its workforce by firing 500 employees.
2006-03-30 14:38:28 補充：
More examples are given in the opinion column..參考資料： The Boy from Oz + http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CA...
- Jeff ChenLv 71 0 年前
I like feihong's interpretation.
- 1 0 年前
fired(adj) to lose a job
- AlLv 51 0 年前
- 1 0 年前
- 1 0 年前
You..re 沒有我們的顧客, 因此我也許得到射擊如果我給了您一個樣品。可能我能安排其它會議和邀請您。然後您能得到樣品!參考資料： 自己