get flak

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get/take (the) flak

to receive strong criticism (often + from ) Channel 4 took the flak from angry viewers protesting about the show. (often + for ) She got a lot of flak for deserting her children.
See also: flak, get
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ALEX McLEISH says Darren Bent must take flak "on the chin" on his return to Sunderland after receiving plenty of grief himself over his Birmingham switch.