Examples of flak in a Sentence
He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school.
He took a lot of flak from the other kids for his unusual appearance.
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With most of his family longtime Cardinals fans, Giglio and his daughter have been considered defectors, even attending the NLDS against their archrival last year and drawing some friendly flak from relatives.
Reds fans heard it when the home team was winning but not drawing big crowds a few years ago, and fans of other clubs, primarily in small markets, routinely get flak for the same thing.
Meanwhile, Paul Ryan is getting flak from some Trump allies for pushing back against the debt-ceiling deal between the president and Democrats.
For all the flak Andy Dalton has taken over the first weeks of the year, Joe Flacco is completing 60.9 percent of his passes, has four interceptions and three touchdowns, averaging 5.3 yards per attempt and has a rating of 65.2.
Brendan Rodgers caught a fair amount of flak for some of his more outspoken statements during his tenure at Liverpool.
Given the position’s unpopularity and flak-taking responsibilities, this should come as little surprise.
The mayor’s trip to the High Line, after nearly four years of taking flak from reporters and some incredulous city residents for avoiding the venue, did not include mayoral reflection on the views or the horticulture.
Abrams received some flak for following the structure of the first 1977 Star Wars movie: another lost youngster finding his/her way in a large universe, another planetary destruction, another Death Star.
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Origin and Etymology of flak
First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
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