(1). An expression used to imply that you have been dealing with crises all day, in an attempt to (1) passive-aggressively complain about your job, (2) make yourself seem more important than you actually are, or (3) avoid taking on more work.
“Man, the bigger clients I almost exclusively work on are so demanding! I’ve been putting out fires all afternoon. I wish I worked on smaller, less meaningful clients like you, Jaime. My life would be so much easier!”
(1). The annual celebration of the United States’ independence from its doddering, old father, England. It’s also the day when your neighbor gets to (once again) try to blow his hand off by shooting off insanely illegal fireworks in what seems to be the general direction of your house.
“Hey, Tom. I’m going to try to bug out at one o’clock today. Want to beat the traffic out of the city, if I can, Oh, before you leave, could you put together that P and L report for the board and circulate it to everyone? Shouldn’t take more than five or six hours, I would think. Happy Fourth of July!”