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flak

f lak

  • n  a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
  • n  intense adverse criticism
    don't give me any flak
  • n  artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

  • He wore a flak jacket under a camouflage shirt jacket that bore other words, one misspelled: "PLO," "Libya," "death to the Great Satin.
  • She took a lot of flak for what she wore to meet the Queen.
  • It was reported to me that he always wore his flak jacket and hard helmet, even when showering.
News & Articles

  • Houston sees 29% drop in homeless since 2011
    HOUSTON, TX – Houston gets a lot of flak for its treatment of the homeless. But someone must be doing something right. New numbers are in, and there’s been a 29% drop in homelessness in the city since 2011. That …
    June 13, 2013 - CW39 NewsFix
  • Angels' Peter Bourjos won't get in middle of controversy
    Peter Bourjos, fresh off the DL, returns to his usual position, center field, forcing Mike Trout back to left field. Manager Mike Scioscia has taken flak for that. BALTIMORE — Peter Bourjos didn't get caught up in the controversy surrounding Manager Mike Scioscia's decision to move Mike Trout from center field to left field when Bourjos, out since April 30 because of a left hamstring strain, was ...
    June 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Angels' Peter Bourjos won't get in middle of controversy
    Peter Bourjos, fresh off the DL, returns to his usual position, center field, forcing Mike Trout back to left field. Manager Mike Scioscia has taken flak for that. BALTIMORE — Peter Bourjos didn't get caught up in the controversy surrounding Manager Mike Scioscia's decision to move Mike Trout from center field to left field when Bourjos, out since April 30 because of a left hamstring strain, was ...
    June 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
Quotes

  • Bud Cummins in Washington Post
    In an e-mail to ousted colleagues that was read out at the hearing, Cummins wrote: "The essence of his (Elston's) message was that they feel like they are taking unnecessary flak to avoid trashing each of us ...... but if they feel like any of us...
  • Brad Pitt in The Sun
    Defending their decision not to wed, Brad said: "When someone asked why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it - hate mail...
  • Frank Lampard in Goal.com
    Lampard told the News of the World: "The fans would have wanted to vent their frustration and we, as players, would have had to accept that. But we are professionals. We must always stand tall, hold our heads up, take the flak and walk through it....

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