Our teacher gave us a lot of flack because we never do our homework.

So says every student everywhere!

According to Vocabulary.com, flack is a noun that means “intense adverse criticism.”

My parents are always giving me flack for staying out past curfew.

Notice that flack is often used with the transitive verb give.

It can also be used with the verb take.

The CEO took a lot of flack for the massive drop in the company’s stock price.

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