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slings and arrows

unpleasant, negative attacks He was surprised by the slings and arrows directed at him by several economists.
Etymology: from the phrase “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in Shakespeare's play “Hamlet”
See also: and, arrow, sling

slings and arrows

Difficulties or hardships.
See also: and, arrow, sling
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It's been years since the various genres of the literary world have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous parody," said Scott Rubin, Editor in Chief of National Lampoon.
I don't despair about the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
He has suffered the slings and arrows - and the back seat sick and moaning customers - of being a taxi driver for years.
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However, he struggles to maintain his usual detachment from Consuela, exposing him to the slings and arrows of misfortune.
Hopefully he'll help put a smile on the faces of those residents who are struggling to cope with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune which life is throwing at them at the moment.
Suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; international perspectives on stress, laughter and depression.
He was one of three horses to see their winning streaks come to sudden ends as Leroidesanimaux was knocked off by Artie Schiller in the Mile and Shakespeare suffered the slings and arrows of Shirocco and others in the Turf.
Should our schools suffer in silence or face up to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune by promoting the suggestion that William Shakespeare may have batted for the other side?
A couple of weeks ago, he had to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous jokes over his drug-fuelled sex sessions with a prostitute.
For all intents and purposes, Angelus has just launched a commercial enterprise that has virtually no chance of succeeding, is unlikely to generate significant revenues in the near future, is labor-intensive, risky, and subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
In Washington, the nightmare of American voters paying such exorbitant prices to fill up their four-wheelers and sport-utility vehicles had politicians throwing all sorts of slings and arrows at OPEC's evil--and ungrateful--empire.
We both love women, we both want their attention, we both thrill to their delights when not enduring the slings and arrows of mistreatment.
Some may view the author's attempt to bridge the great racial divide by rescuing whites from feelings of guilt about the past and present slings and arrows of outrageous fortune suffered by blacks as a noble assignation.
It's both telling and fascinating to see how these personalities handle the slings and arrows of outrageous politics.