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take (some) heat

To receive and enduring some amount of criticism or scorn, especially for a perceived mistake or wrongdoing. We expect to take some heat for this decision, but we know that it is the right one for the company. The president has been taking heat for his comments about refugees.
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take some heat

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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She said: "We've been taking some heat for a post on manpleasing tips - and honestly, we kinda asked for it.
LADY Gaga is taking some heat this week as she has been reportedly eating only five small meals a day to lose weight for her world tour - which would seem to go against the "be who you are" / "born this way" mantra she spouts to her "Little Monsters" (aka fans).
RISING interest rates could be taking some heat out of the housing boom.