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aunt sallya figure drawing criticism or ridicule; a straw man.Rate it:

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bless someone's heartUsed to soften criticism or express pity.. )Rate it:

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brickbatA criticism or uncomplimentary remark hurled at artwork or other recipient.Rate it:

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broad shouldersThe ability to take criticism, or accept responsibility.Rate it:

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clear your conscienceAn apology, a return of a book, pay-up on a forgotten loan, an overt action, a harsh, undeserved criticism of a subaltern.Rate it:

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courage of one's convictionsSteadfast adherence to one's beliefs or principles, especially in the face of criticism or other opposition.Rate it:

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damn with faint praiseTo provide praise that is so minimal or inconsequential as to actually amount to criticism.Rate it:

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dress downThe heavy criticism, personal attack upon a subaltern by a superior for any infraction, misdemeanor, rule violation, felony et al which leaves the victim shattered:Rate it:

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hatchet jobA treatment which serves primarily to disparage its subject; a piece of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.Rate it:

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hold waterTo withstand scrutiny or criticism; to be valid.Rate it:

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hot waterfierce criticismRate it:

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look who's talkingused when someone receives criticism for something by someone else who is guilty of the same thingRate it:

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love gogglesblindness to criticism or objectivity directed at a person that one is in love with.Rate it:

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Nixon goes to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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Nixon in Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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Nixon to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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on the defensivePrepared to defend or protect against criticism, attack or aggression.Rate it:

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peanut galleryAny source of heckling, unwelcome commentary or criticism, especially from a know-it-all or of an inexpert nature.Rate it:

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strike outTo strongly criticize or make a verbal attack, particularly as a response to previous criticism or provocation.Rate it:

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take aimTo direct criticism (towards).Rate it:

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take one's lumpsTo endure through criticism or other adversity.Rate it:

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thick skinAbility to take criticism or harsh behavior without being easily offended.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedOverly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; touchy.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedoverly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; irritable; touchyRate it:

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what me worryAs an interrogatory, indicative of a nonchalant attitude towards potential criticism, not caring about what other people think, confident and self-possessed.Rate it:

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what, me worryAs an interrogatory, indicative of a nonchalant attitude towards potential criticism, not caring about what other people think, confident and self-possessed.Rate it:

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work 'im over!To give someone heavy criticism, 'dress him down', 'read him out', let him know 'who's the boss'!Rate it:

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