get (a lot of) stick (from someone)

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get (a lot of) stick (from someone)

To receive strong criticism, disapproval, or judgment (for something). I got a lot of stick from my parents over my decision to pursue a degree in art, rather than law or medicine. I'm going to get stick from my boss for that accounting error I made last week. John still gets a lot of stick for that time his pants fell down in the middle of class.
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