Definitions for flakflæk
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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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have mixed emotions, we caught a lot of flak from our friends who are on the fence.
They jumped on it a bit quickly by pushing Winterkorn out of the door, so the scope for him to take the flak was limited.
When the flak came up and you heard it, you wanted to get out of that plane, it was like it hailed outside. That’s why you’re glad to jump. When those planes go down, that’s it. But when you jump, you still have a chance.
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