take (a lot of) stick (from someone)(redirected from took a lot of stick)
take (a lot of) stick (from someone)
To receive strong criticism, disapproval, or judgment (for something). I took 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 take stick from my boss for that accounting error I made last week. John still takes a lot of stick for that time his pants fell down in the middle of class.