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  1. fire drillnoun

    Synonyms:
    fire stick

  2. fire drillnoun

    An organised practice to prepare occupants of an office, school or other public building for evacuation in the event of a fire.

    Synonyms:
    fire stick

  3. fire drillnoun

    any pointless, unproductive, useless, or chaotic activity (sometimes Chinese fire drill, but this usage is becoming outmoded in an age of political correctness)

    Since they changed the standards again, our previous efforts now just amount to a fire drill.

    Synonyms:
    fire stick

  4. fire drillnoun

    any chaotic, unexpected activity. (With the dropping of Chinese the phrase has also often lost its pejorative meaning of pointless and unproductive. In this way, fire drill is often used in the same idiomatic way putting out fires or fire fighting is used.)

    Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, I've been involved in a fire drill all afternoon.

    Synonyms:
    fire stick

  5. fire drillnoun

    A rod which is rotated on a flat surface like a drill until it is hot enough to start a fire.

    Synonyms:
    fire stick

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire drillnoun

    an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire

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  1. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    The withdrawal in Afghanistan looked like a ferret fire drill!

  2. Abbie Clements:

    I remember in particular one fire drill. I remember grabbing onto my students, running out, crying, they didn't see me [ crying ] because they're small, but my heart was racing.

  3. Halvor Molland:

    Even if we have a fire drill and we use diesel to set a small fire we have to calculate the amounts, these are chemical reactions so we know that if you set fire to one liter of diesel you know how much carbon will come out.

  4. Dakota Shrader:

    I was in the history hallway, and as soon as we heard the alarms, everybody just started leaving following the same procedure as...( a) practice fire drill, and next thing you know, we just hear... three gunshots, loud explosions, and all the teachers are telling us to run.

  5. High School student Dakota Shrader:

    I was in the history hallway, and as soon as we heard the alarms, everybody just started leaving, following the same procedure as...( a) practice fire drill, and next thing you know, we just hear... three gunshots, loud explosions, and all the teachers are telling us to run.


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