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aunt sallya figure drawing criticism or ridicule; a straw man.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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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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love gogglesblindness to criticism or objectivity directed at a person that one is in love with.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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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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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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