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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes; Intense adverse criticism; A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer.

Usage examples (38)
  • Don't give me any flak about that decision.
  • Don't give me any flak
  • Also she has taken enough flak from the bias media.
  • They do not go in when the flak is thick and heavy. for more
Tutoring comment
  • She said she'd rather catch "flak" (censure) as a "flack" (a press agent) in the newsroom than be known as a "flake." (eccentric person)
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