[ UK /flˈæk/ ]
[ US /ˈfɫæk/ ]
  1. artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  2. intense adverse criticism
    Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
    the government has come under attack
    don't give me any flak
  3. a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
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How To Use flack In A Sentence

  • Naturally, that bit of flackery was emailed to reporters and posted on the BP America Facebook page, in keeping with BP's tradition of keeping anything too troubling as far away from cameras as possible. BP Media Clampdown: No Photos Of Dead Animals, Please
  • He took a bit of flack over here efore christmas because in one of his shows “The F Word” he had his children help him raise their own turkeys, naming them etc, before getting them to help him cook them and eat on the show. Thursday Link Dump
  • They hire cool alpha boys to flack products to their pals.
  • Replicated at the grass roots, some kind of PR alchemy transforms longtime opportunists into profiles in courage and timeworn corporate flacks into champions of the common people.
  • There's also reverence, perfectly captured in Roberta Flack's quiet style. Archive 2005-03-01
  • WHITFIELD: And on one of the issues or two of the issues that you both initially received a lot of, I guess, flack for from some segments of the community, you mention reinforce the English words and stay away from rap. CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2008
  • First, understand that the 25 percent of flacks who admit lying are the honest ones.
  • He is the consummate natural actor who endows every role with effortless conviction; he could flack for cell phones, wine, whatever, and have you laughing or crying.
  • YOUR WERE WINNING ... just as now obama gets all the flack from mccain becasue obama is the front runner. mccain does not even mention hillary anymore. hillary can not complain that there is too much focus on her, then that there is too little ... Bill Clinton says race card allegation 'revolting strategy'
  • And whatever real distinction there may have once been between journalism and flackery has long since been swept away by the howling, gibbering tsunami of the cable news channels, leaving only a few dazed refugees clinging to the treetops in the print press. Mjh's blog — 2005 — March
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