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
Back in 2007, in the wake of the brouhaha over James Frey’s fabricated memoirs, David Sedaris received some flak for straying from the strictly factual in his personal narratives – yet classifying them as nonfiction rather than fiction.
While President Trump has received plenty of flak for his Twitter missives about Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, critics have largely missed another problem with his tweets: The president is wrong about the show's ratings.
Conley's situation remains a question mark Oakland caught flak for selecting former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley in the first round of this year’s draft.
Trump has been catching flak and may soon be slapped with a First Amendment lawsuit for blocking constituents who troll him.
As May takes flak for her Home Office record, the Tories have concentrated their fire on the Labour leader’s past relationship with extremist groups, and the performance of his home-affairs spokeswoman, Diane Abbott. ‘
Back when Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One in May of 2013, the company took a lot of flak for focusing on TV and other media streaming uses for the box instead of talking primarily about games.
Posey’s inaction during brawl catches flak and praise on social media The Giants’ Buster Posey is catching criticism and praise for refusing to intervene in the fight between Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper on Monday.
But being subject to flak of that sort isn’t what distinguishes the Trump administration.
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Origin and Etymology of flak
German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons
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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