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come under fire

To be subject to intense criticism or judgment. The company came under fire after a newspaper reported allegations of the CEO's misappropriation of funds. You will definitely come under fire if they find out that you were responsible for the printing error.
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come under fire

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be under fire

COMMON If someone or something comes under fire or is under fire, they are strongly criticized. The president's plan came under fire from critics who said he didn't include enough spending cuts. Britain's prisons are under fire from an international human rights group. Note: This expression comes from the literal meaning of soldiers being under fire, meaning that they are being shot at.
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be/come under ˈfire


1 be shot at: While defending the town we came under fire again last night.
2 be criticized, insulted, etc: The government is already under fire over its housing policy.
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For some reason, the world-renowned BBC frequently comes under fire and yet, although we might not all be in favour of the licence fee, we have to admit that they go above and beyond the call of duty to bring us the events that we are interested in.
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As the Government's Asset Recovery Agency comes under fire for failing to seize more cash than it costs to run the organisation, new figures have shown that in the North-East criminals were stripped of pounds 1.705m in the nine months to December 2005 ( mainly by police and recovery experts.
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