take the heat


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take the heat

 and take some heat
Sl. to receive or put up with criticism (for something). The cops have been taking some heat about the Quincy killing. If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
See also: heat, take

take the heat

Endure severe censure or criticism, as in He was known for being able to take the heat during a crisis. This idiom uses heat in the sense of "intense pressure," as in if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen. [First half of 1900s]
See also: heat, take

take the heat

and take some heat
tv. to receive criticism (for something); to receive punishment. The cops have been taking some heat about the Quincy killing.
See also: heat, take

take the heat

Slang
To incur and endure heavy censure or criticism: had a reputation for being able to take the heat in a crisis.
See also: heat, take