under fire

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

under fire (comparative more under fire, superlative most under fire)

  1. subjected to enemy attack
  2. (idiomatic) criticized or held responsible for something
    • 2009, Michael O'Connor, Quadrant, November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 2:
      Meanwhile, the government's own Human Services department is under fire from the Ombudsman for its failure to protect children in its care.
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