draw fire from

draw fire away from (someone or something)

To attract or distract an attack in an attempt to prevent the target from harm. This phrase can be used literally to refer to gunfire. While I was getting yelled at, my sister drew fire away from me by turning up the TV. The mother goose drew fire away from her goslings by charging at the hunters.
See also: away, draw, fire

draw fire from (someone or something)

To attract or distract an attack in an attempt to prevent the target from harm. The phrase can be used literally to refer to gunfire. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "fire." While I was getting yelled at, my sister drew Mom's fire from me by turning up the TV. The mother goose drew fire from her goslings by charging at the hunters.
See also: draw, fire

draw (someone's) fire (away) from (someone, something, or an animal)

 and draw (someone's) fire away
to attract the attention of someone firing a gun away from the target, hoping to protect the target; to make oneself a target in order to protect someone or something. (Can be verbal "fire," such as questions, etc.) The mother bird drew fire away from her chicks. The hen drew away the hunter's fire. The president drew fire away from Congress by proposing a compromise.
See also: draw, fire
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said the broadcasting of the drama "A Man called God" featuring Song Il Guk will be postponed because it could draw fire from viewers.
They got everything they asked for in the Egyptian document, and we in Fatah knew that our position would draw fire from the sons of Fatah.
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Both measures are set to go to Congress in the first half of 2003 and will likely draw fire from long-time supporters in Lula's Workers' Party.
It will draw fire from those who believe a white woman must not speak openly about the flaws of black culture or leadership.
With little evidence to support such contentions, the new theory will draw fire from many researchers.