get (a lot of) grief (from someone)

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get (a lot of) grief (from someone)

To receive strong criticism, disapproval, or judgment (for something). I got a lot of grief from my parents over my decision to pursue a degree in art rather than law or medicine. I'm going to get grief from my boss for that accounting error I made last week. John stills gets a lot of grief for that time his pants fell down in the middle of class.
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Theresa was getting grief the other day about how to hold a wine glass properly.
Her dad Jimmy Gallon said: "People have found out what she's in for and she's getting grief.
People talk about drivers getting grief, etc - people at McDonald's do when they get a burger wrong
The Hibs boss had folk foaming at the mouth for giving a bit back after getting grief in Govan again and now there's the usual fallout.
Even when it comes to getting grief we can't even get out of first gear.
Great fun RE HERE'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SMOKING OUTSIDE MATERNITY WARDS LYNN EDWARDS: More should be done to find smokers somewhere to smoke without getting grief from everyone SUZANNE HARVEY: Outside all hospital doorways should be smoke free MARY FALLON MCDON.
T- is used to getting grief, but he has his own strength, too: his camera, which he uses to capture the unique way he sees the world.
His wife has left him and he is getting grief from his family and friends, but then he meets an equally troubled young widow, played by Jennifer Lawrence.
I am the one in the firing line, I am getting grief off everybody.
Perhaps the star was so over the getting grief for her revealing outfits , she's just decided to give up and not bother to get dressed at all?
MARK Clattenburg's failure to spot a clear foul on Dimi Konstantopoulos late on in the Blackburn game soon led to yours truly getting grief on social media.
Barnett is still getting grief from Notre Dame fans, though, including one who sent him a tweet wishing he would blow out his knee.
After getting grief from her classmates, her parents are called into a meeting.