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get flak

To receive a lot of criticism, judgment, or teasing. Because I'm in a family full of surgeons, I get a lot of flak for my career in the arts.
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get/take (the) ˈflak (for something)

(informal) receive severe criticism: He’s taken a lot of flak for his unpopular decisions.Why do I always get the flak when something goes wrong around here?
Flak is bullets from guns on the ground that are shooting at enemy aircraft.
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It's too much of a waste not to distribute it especially since we first distributed the fans in Cebu," he said during a Palace news conference after getting flak online for the distribution of the political hand fans.
Second, incubators, which are greenhouses for startups, and which have also been getting flak in some circles, are going to become even more important because 4th industrial wave tech startups need additional support due to the same reasons that are threatening them.
The Hammers board have been getting flak for the situation at a club with a manager who was under massive pressure.
As vicious as an apex predator the Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) was, the creature has been getting flak online for its seemingly unimpressive and stunted arms.
If Gary Millar is getting flak, he's getting it from a number of people - people that are ignorant and people who are trying to make political mischief out of it.
My brother took a lot of flak from people who wanted him to expel the students, just as the NFL is getting flak from Trump, who wants the players fired.
It's a weird feeling because he's my pal and I'd like to think he sticks up for me in the stands if I'm getting flak.
GRAHAM Norton is getting flak for referring to himself as British while hosting the Eurovision Song Contest.
amp;nbsp;The state has been getting flak on account of its regulations being too strict and requiring a driver to be present in a self-driving car at all times.
The Catalans are getting flak in the Spanish press after last weekend's 0-0 draw with Malaga sealed the worst start to a season in 13 years.
However, he regrets getting flak from partymen when the going is not good.
We have a Facebook group and send each other messages, especially if one of us is getting flak on social media.
Sindh government is getting flak from opposition parties in and outside the Sindh Assembly while media is also projecting disturbing stories from the area, putting the elderly Shah led Sindh government in an uncomfortable position.
It is not only getting flak from other social networking sites, but also from the biggest tech giants such as Apple.
And even before Lego comes out with its first "Simpsons" products, the toymaker is getting flak from some consumers worried that the show isn't appropriate for young children.