come under fire
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
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