For a conservative commentator, David Brooks gets plenty of flak from the right.
When NYC Prep premiered, it got a lot of flak for the sheer gall of its unreality.
The formation encountered only a few bursts of flak and sporadic rocket fire.
You fired off a tweet about ISIS recently that got you some flak.
Somers has gotten a lot of flak for her crazy assertions and half-assed medical theories.
As one of the boys in the bomber crew had been hit in the knee by flak, he had it all wrapped up in bloody cloths.
Stan laid over and made a sweep, ducking in and out of the flak.
Sim's ship had picked up a small piece of flak, but it had done no damage.
I'll take you right down on top of them, and nuts to their flak fire.
flake′-white, the purest white-lead for painting, in the form of scales or plates; flak′iness.
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'']