come under fire

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come under fire

To be subject to intense criticism or judgment. The company came under fire after a newspaper reported allegations of the CEO's misappropriation of funds. You will definitely come under fire if they find out that you were responsible for the printing error.
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come under fire

to be criticized (often + from ) Last night's announcement quickly came under fire from the trade unions. (sometimes + for ) Mr Johnson has since come under fire for being sarcastic and dismissive of his clients.
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