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.
Recent Examples of flak from the Web
Buy Photo Philadelphia’s proposal to improve bike safety on Spruce and Pine Streets in Center City got a public hearing this week, and took flak from people who argued it did too much or not enough.
Ms Saunders has taken flak for bungles over evidence-disclosure and for charging paedophiles and dodgy journalists who turned out to be neither.
First State Super eventually backed down and thanked Webster, but not before catching considerable flak for its handling of the affair.
Her appointment by Trump to deputy director in February of this year also drew flak from the American Civil Liberties Union and others.
The keeper has received a lot of flak over the last couple of seasons, with Liverpool under increasing pressure to sort out their problems between the sticks.
LaHood also drew flak for failing to report a business interest in an LLC owned by Gary Cain, who last month was convicted of defrauding investors in a sand fracking company.
Trudeau, accustomed to being praised for his Prince Charming good looks, is getting a lot of flak on his tour of India, and the latest gags focus on his razzle-dazzle wardrobe, upstaging even India's flamboyant movie stars.
Kimmel probably wants to remember, and joke about, his time on the not-so-progressive The Man Show and also keep in mind that Damon's comments about #MeToo earned him a lot of flak, so maybe that feud should be soft-pedaled.
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Origin and Etymology of flak
First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
FLAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flak for English Language Learners
: exploding shells that are shot at enemy aircraft from guns on the ground
: harsh criticism
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