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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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Amazon also caught heat last year after raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour -- after facing criticism from politicians and others for low pay -- included plans to take away some bonuses and stock grants for warehouse workers.
The project caught heat from neighborhood group Committee for Environmentally Sound Development, the preservationist organization Landmark West!
Scaramucci also caught heat from the right from people like conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
For example, "airlines caught heat for not lowering their rates more quickly" as gas prices have fallen, she said.
The perceived presidential front-runner, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, caught heat for her qualified support.
In the end, Schawinski was "forced" to discontinue three programmes due to lack of financing, some thing for which he caught heat from the labour unions and federal authorities.
In his latest New York story, iconoclastic director Spike Lee has caught heat for revisiting the "Summer of Sam."
In June, Trump caught heat for a pointing out a black audience member at one of his events in Arizona and telling people to "look at my African-American over here," (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/282182-trump-points-out-black-audience-member-look-at-my-african) the Hill reported.
The former director caught heat for depictions of torture in "Zero Dark Thirty" and the latter for scripting more than 100 instances of the n-word in "Django Unchained." Both movies, incidentally, earned Best Picture nods.
In August, the Italian winemaker Vini Lunardelli (http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/hitler-brand-wines-and-europes-debate-over-the-limits-of-free-speech/261608/) caught heat from officials in that country when two American tourists came across a bottle of FA1/4hrerwine, a brand of wine whose labels are adorned with Hitler's image.