Two years later, she got flack for another Castro ad that featured Gadot twerking in a pair of jeans.
DB: Did you get any flack from folks who wear WWJD bracelets?
While King got some flack from PETA for the killing, he also got considerable support from the NRA.
And you also got a lot of flack for those pictures of you posing as a Nazi.
Republicans in Hollywood seem to get a lot of flack and be a bit marginalized.
Mr. flack's tone was ever that of keeping the poor gentleman mildly but firmly in his place.
Get some of the servants to give you a description of him, and 'phone it through to flack at the Yard.
"Watch your mouth, Criswell," advised Admiral flack, tightlipped.
"Well, they're like me then," said Mr. flack with friendly cheer.
“Westby was unfortunate enough to foul flack at the start; that was all there was to it,” he said.
"publicity or press agent," 1945, also as a verb by that year, said to have been coined in show biz magazine "Variety" (but this is not the first attested use), supposedly from name of Gene Flack, a movie agent, but influenced by flak. There was a Gene Flack who was an advertising executive in the U.S. during the 1940s, but he seems to have sold principally biscuits, not movies.
1938, from German Flak, condensed from Fliegerabwehrkanone, literally "pilot warding-off cannon." Sense of "anti-aircraft fire" is 1940; metaphoric sense of "criticism" is c.1963 in American English.
: The flack description is also worth quoting
: his publishers, who flack it into a best seller/ He's not flakking for ulterior motives
[origin unknown; said to be fr the name of Gene Flack, a moving-picture publicity agent, and first used in the show-business paper Variety; probably influenced by flak]
[fr German Fliegerabwehrkanonen, ''antiaircraft gun'']