English version

be/come under fire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe/come under firebe/come under firea) to be severely criticized for something you have done – used in news reports Rail chiefs came under fire after raising train fares. b) to be shot atbe/come under fire from Our patrol came under fire from rooftop gunmen. fire
Examples from the Corpus
fire fromSir Derek came under fire from several shareholders.Patrick is generally regarded as having been an aggressive enforcer of civil-rights laws and often came under fire from conservatives.He, in turn, came under fire from conservative Republicans in his home state.Clinton has come under fire from Republicans in Congress who accuse him of doing too little to fight drugs.Its stance has come under fire from the president of the private sector's wood alliance, Corma.Grain-based cereal prices already have come under fire from Capitol Hill, with a report in mid-March by Reps.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.