flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flack(noun)
a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
fire, attack, flak, flack, blast(noun)
intense adverse criticism
"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun(noun)
artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Ground-based anti-aircraft guns firing explosive shells.
Anti-aircraft shell fire.
A public-relations spokesperson.
Origin: acronym of Fliegerabwehrkanone. First attested 1938 as “antiaircraft gun”, 1940 as “antiaircraft fire”. Sense of “adverse criticism” attested since 1963 in American English.
The numerical value of flak in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of flak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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