come under fire

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Definition of come under fire

1 : to be shot at The troops were coming under fire from the rear.
2 : to be criticized The company has come under fire for using child labor overseas.

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“Come under fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20under%20fire. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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