Source: Die Hard (1988), an American movie. Deputy Chief Robinson of the LAPD is reprimanding his subordinate for challenging his authority, in front of a building taken over by terrorists. Full context: hasn't seen diddly-squat from anybody Robinson: You listen to me, Sergeant. Anytime you want to go home, you consider yourself dismissed. Powell: No, sir. You couldn't drag me away. Could you tell me if it means "you are allowed to go whenever you want to"? Powell is not fired, right?