take one's licks

idiom

: to be subjected to harsh criticism
The movie has taken its licks from the reviewers.

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“Take one's licks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20one%27s%20licks. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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