take (a lot of) stick (from someone)

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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.
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Good friendly banter, but I took stick for the rest of the game.
Patrick Reed TOOk stick after K stick after his debut win for claiming when he's on his game he's in the world's top five.
Eagles chairman Steve Parish took stick after his fallout with Tony Pulis but wily gaffer Neil Warnock has made a great start by presiding over a four-match unbeaten run in Premier League games.
He took stick after tht e Scotland game and he came back in and "He took stick after the Scotland game and he came back in and bounced back and he'll do the same again.
I took stick at St James' Park but I took it as a compliment.
Boss Bollan said: "Andrew took stick for what the home fans saw as his part in the red card but he rose above it and got his reward with a goal.
I took stick in the changing room and some of it was from Jay Bothroyd.
Chris Martin stood up to the barrage well, conceding just 11 runs in three overs, but Chris Woakes, Neil Carter and Tim Groenewald took stick.
Everton boss David Moyes took stick as fans questioned his decision not to introduce an attacking player until late into the second half.
Initially the gaffer and I took stick in some quarters for what we said.
I had been there for 11 and a half years and it hurt when I took stick from their fans.
GRAHAM KAVANAGH Took stick early in the campaign for his below-par displays but blossomed after Christmas and was superb in the play-off semi-finals.
He added: "We took stick after the French defeat but we answered our critics in the best possible manner.
MANCHESTER CITY took stick for their FA Cup defeat by Middlesbrough, but it owed more to a 3,500-mile flight they took the day before.
And he believes that's why Lennon took stick at the weekend - so soon after he led the Hoops to their famous win over Barcelona.