Take stick - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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take (a lot of) stick (from someone)
To receive strong criticism, disapproval, or judgment (for something). I took a lot of stick from my parents over my decision to pursue a degree in art, rather than law or medicine. I'm going to take stick from my boss for that accounting error I made last week. John still takes a lot of stick for that time his pants fell down in the middle of class.
get/take ˈstick from somebody (British English, informal) be angrily told you are wrong or at fault; be blamed or criticized: The new member of the team took a lot of stick from the crowd. He played terribly. ♢ The government has been getting a lot of stick from the press recently.
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He is going to take stick
, like I did I when I left Leicester.