Mr X. caught flack for flacking his memoir where he wasn't welcome, so his flack issued an apology in a press release.
Piease comment on three common uses of flack. (or flak)
flak - Fliegerabwehrkanone (anti-aircraft fire, like ack-ack), but figuratively meaning to pelt someone's pelt with hostile criticism. (As the Brits say it nicely, to give one stick).
a flack - publicity agent.
to flack - promote, as in a product.
His abusive corporal punishment, this time, for using the wrong compiler switch, involved a switch, which was a quite a switch.
No flying bugs in my right, he said, but when he opened his left, four left and there were three left.
The lazy auto mechanic propped up the stick with a stick but it didn't stick, so he was given stick.
In Mandarin, there is this and this for "shi" (explained) and this for "ma".
Edited on June 11, 2019, 1:18 pm