under assault

idiom

: being attacked or severely criticized
The city is under assault from enemy troops.
Their personal freedoms are (coming) under assault by the government.
He came under assault for his unusual beliefs.

Examples of under assault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web TikTok might be under assault by the U.S. government, banned in India, and not even available in China, but in February TikTok was the highest-earning app in the world. John Koetsier, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Freedom and democracy were under assault in the world. USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2024 With freedom under assault globally, this is no time to waiver or retreat. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 Tesla continues to dominate EV sales in America, but its seemingly insurmountable lead in driving range is under assault. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Sep. 2021 With the college model under assault, NCAA president Charlie Baker recently proposed a subdivision of the top football-playing schools. Jon Wilner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Jan. 2024 The news Americans hear about current Latin American politics usually deals with democracies that have died or are under assault, as is the case in Venezuela, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Ronn Pineo, Baltimore Sun, 2 Jan. 2024 Newsom said in a statement that the priorities Feinstein fought for in Congress — reproductive freedom, equal protection and safety from gun violence — were under assault in the nation. Michael R. Blood, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2023 Suddenly, the peace and stability of all eastern Europe is under assault, with vast consequences for the continent as a whole. Carl Bildt, Foreign Affairs, 28 Sep. 2023

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“Under assault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20assault. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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