Idiom: under fire
Meaning 1: being intensely criticized or questioned
— When I met my boyfriend’s parents, they had me under fire the entire evening.
— I felt like I was under fire from the management team—answering question after question when I proposed staff get mental health days.
— The communication director was under fire at the press conference about their latest attack ad against the governor's opponent.
— President Trump is once again under fire for his comments about the seriousness of the Coronavirus.
— I don't care if I come under fire for signing this bill into law. It's the right thing to do.
— My boss is under fire again for making sexist remarks.
Meaning 2: being shot at / attacked by fire arms
— When I served in Iraq, our unit was under fire for almost an hour but we all escaped without injuries.
— The robbers were under fire for 20 minutes before they put down their weapons and surrendered to the police.
— Our troops fought bravely under fire for several days and we recognize they made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.
— We need gun control now! Our children should not be under fire at school.
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