come under fire


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

Examples of come under fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This isn’t the first time the search giant has come under fire for its policies with respect to CPCs. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 15 June 2023 Erdogan has come under fire for his management of a tanking economy and his response to devastating earthquakes in February that left at least 50,000 people dead and more than a million homeless. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 12 May 2023 The world’s top auditors have come under fire from regulators over some of the most high profile finance scandals in recent years from Greensill to Carillion., 13 Apr. 2023 Apparently, the play has come under fire in some circles this week, leading to the competition committee’s discussion, a debate confirmed by Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive president of football operations. The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2023 Givens has come under fire from defense lawyers in recent years, but the criticism hasn’t swayed voters. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2023 Wilson has come under fire in recent days for how he’s handled his struggles for the past month. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 He’s come under fire for promoting the country in the run-up to the tournament. Time, 21 Nov. 2022 Maloney has come under fire in recent days for suggesting that families struggling with the impacts of inflation eat Chef Boyardee. Sophia Slacik, Fox News, 9 Nov. 2022

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“Come under fire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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