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get flak

To receive a lot of criticism, judgment, or teasing. Because I'm in a family full of surgeons, I get a lot of flak for my career in the arts.
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get/take (the) ˈflak (for something)

(informal) receive severe criticism: He’s taken a lot of flak for his unpopular decisions.Why do I always get the flak when something goes wrong around here?
Flak is bullets from guns on the ground that are shooting at enemy aircraft.
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Gordon, 51, who is originally from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, admits he gets flak for his flash lifestyle.
Notice how iPhone gets flak every time it launches a new phone?
Emily later posed naked for Harper's Bazaar US, and said: "When Lena Dunham takes her clothes off, she gets flak, but it's also considered brave.
Abbott gets flak for Facebook post about Virgin Mary, San Antonio Express-News
In fact some of the stories coming out of the party are more like those bitter selection rows which frequently grip inner-city Labour seats - where the regional party gets flak for fixing seats and candidates are accused of farming members votes.
MATCH of the Day usually gets flak for its pundits.
Thomson is aware that after two disappointing, injury-dogged years at Boro, he has his share of critics on Teesside and that he gets flak from the crowds, in pubs and clubs and on the internet.
She agrees, but it proves to be an awkward affair (pun intended) as Paul gets flak from the deceased's sister for abandoning her sibling.
She agrees, but it proves to be an awkward affair as Paul gets flak from the deceased's sister for abandoning her sibling.
She agrees, but it proves to be an awkward as Paul gets flak from the deceased's sister for abandoning her sibling.
Its not just on supply chain issues that Apple gets flak either.
SIR - I am growing increasingly dismayed at the row that has enveloped Richie Turner's leaked report into the future of S4/C ("University gets flak for failing to back reviewer", September 14) .
She is India's first woman Grand Slam champion and given her background of being pretty and outgoing, she gets flak for no fault.
FLASHPOINT: Celtic boss Strachan reacts as a steward confronts him at Pittodrie; TARGET: Boss Strachan gets flak from the crowd but is expected not to respond
John Kerry - whose expression has been likened to that of a dog waiting to be washed - gets flak from Vice-President Dick Cheney over attempts to hide his 'liberalism' from voters.