catch heat

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catch heat

To be the target of someone's anger. If I miss curfew again, I'm really going to catch heat from my parents.
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ATLANTA -- NCUA officials continued to catch heat from the corporate bailout plan as they fielded fast and sometimes furious questions at the agency's Risk Mitigation Summit Feb.
"We catch heat all the time for being the first sergeant's kids, even though I am hundreds of miles away," said Junior, who's assigned to a different location because the unit doesn't want all three family members colocated.
Nashville's Spice Girls are just some of the most recent celebrities to catch heat for something they said.
"When I lost the second job," she recalls, "I promised myself it would never happen again." Two months Downsizing into a feasibility study for a bookstore in her neighborhood, she began to catch heat from friends.