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barrage of criticism

A large amount of criticism, condemnation, or reproach. The congressman faced a barrage of criticism for his remarks this morning.
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open (oneself) (up) to criticism

1. To do something that leaves oneself vulnerable to criticism from others. Don't ever openly or directly admit that you've done something wrong while you're in a leadership position, or you'll just open yourself to criticism from all sides. The prime minister has really been opening herself up to criticism with the way she's been backpedaling on her positions recently.
2. To allow others to give one criticism. You'll never improve as a writer if you don't open yourself up to criticism more.
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open to criticism

1. Able to be criticized by others. All art is open to criticism. We should never say we can't critique something just because it is a "masterpiece."
2. Willing to receive and listen to criticism. Would you mind reading this short story I wrote? I really want to improve my writing, so I'm open to criticism!
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open oneself to criticism

to do something that makes one vulnerable to criticism. By saying something so stupid in public, you really opened yourself to criticism.
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open to criticism

vulnerable to criticism. Anything the president does is open to criticism.
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We must accept that there will be criticisms on what we do, whether we do right or good.
The first wing lies in the disappearance or overtaking of ethics by new critical approaches developed in the 1970s and '80s, such as feminism, post-colonialism, Marxism, and deconstruction; while the second wing comes from a necessary deepening and concern for ethics in a more "theorized" strand of criticism, which is accounted by three sub-factors: "a sense that the Marxist project per se had failed"; "the need for a response to the criticisms made of deconstruction and other theoretical paradigms"; and "the quite normal development to critics' own interests" (584).
In an effort to overcome the tendency toward isolationism in the practice of biblical criticism, each methodological assessment aims to highlight congruencies or similarities with other criticisms.
The outcome to this is that it is no wonder that Day should sound as wearied as he does when he develops criticisms of his own (of the theory wars or of audit culture, for example)--all he can say, finally, on a note of weary consolation, is 'But it was ever thus'.
My wish is that we would have had more than an hour for the panel so that the relations to other criticisms could have been developed or at least alluded to as resources for our goals.
The primate also said that criticisms of Israel are likely to emerge from time to time since the Anglican Communion "is not a monolithic institution.
Crichton has been increasingly critical of the global warming orthodoxy in recent years, and with State of Fear he has taken his criticisms and packaged them in such a way that they can be delivered to a wide, general audience.
All religious criticisms can be consoling, to be sure, but the aim of the intellectual vocation is neither to validate the status quo nor to retreat from public life into the arcane language of specialists.
The above criticisms aside, Doyle adds much to the discussion of Gaines's fiction.
The common themes, found in both scholastic and humanist commentators, involved criticisms of Aristotle's anatomical discussions, his observations of flora and fauna, and disagreements with some of his theoretical principles.
While these criticisms are to a certain extent well founded, it's important not to throw the radiant child out with the bathwater.
Ott (1998) explains that students read recently published criticisms with an eye on phrases and ta g lines that can then be used as a framework to study their artifact.
In cases of judicial criticism, our lawyerly minds will guide us in determining when and how to respond to such criticisms.
One would think that the poison poured into the ear of this once all-powerful, then all too vulnerable, figure by the Structuralists, the Deconstructionists, the New Historicists, and the current multiplicity of socially-engaged criticisms would have certainly laid him to an undisturbed rest.
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