lunes, 28 de julio de 2014

TODAY'S IDIOM: UNDER FIRE

"UNDER FIRE"



You're under fire if you're being attacked by the media or cricitised by many people.

Example: The Defence Minister has been under fire since it was reported that injured soldiers have been getting poor medical care. 

En la mira / En boca de todos / Bajo la lupa

Example sentences:

  • OPEC is under fire because of the high price of oil / OPEP está bajo la lupa porque subió el precio del petróleo.

  • The government-run TV station has come under fire for not reporting news that embarrasses the government / El canal de televisión dirigido por el gobierno está en boca de todos por no informar de la noticia de que avergüenza al gobierno.

Additional examples:

  • The court is under fire for being too political.

  •  Mr. Johnson has come under fire for gossiping about his clients.




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