Значение идиомы hang fire

[hang fire] {v. phr.} 1. To fail or be slow in shooting or firing.

Smith pulled the trigger, but the gun hung fire and the deerescaped.

2. To be slow in beginning; to be delayed; to wait.

Theboys’ plans for organizing a scout troop hung fire because they couldnot find a man to be scoutmaster.

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Значение идиомы hang fire