under fire
phrasal 1. exposed to fire from an enemy's weapons 2. under attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of shot by an enemy)


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  • under fire — {adv. phr.} Being shot at or being attacked; hit by attacks or accusations; under attack. * /The soldiers stood firm under fire of the enemy./ * /The principal was under fire for not sending the boys home who stole the car./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under fire — {adv. phr.} Being shot at or being attacked; hit by attacks or accusations; under attack. * /The soldiers stood firm under fire of the enemy./ * /The principal was under fire for not sending the boys home who stole the car./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Under Fire — may refer to:* Under Fire (film), a 1983 film starring Gene Hackman * Under Fire (novel) (French: Le Feu ), a novel by Henri Barbusse * Under Fire ( Dad s Army episode), an episode of the British sitcom Dad s Army * Avalon Hill s UNDER FIRE! , a… …   Wikipedia

  • Under fire — Under Un der, prep. [AS. under, prep. & adv.; akin to OFries. under, OS. undar, D. onder, G. unter, OHG. untar, Icel. undir, Sw. & Dan. under, Goth. undar, L. infra below, inferior lower, Skr. adhas below. [root]201. Cf. {Inferior}.] 1. Below or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under Fire — est un film américain réalisé par Roger Spottiswoode en 1983. Il met en vedette Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris et Jean Louis Trintignant. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • under fire — If someone is being attacked and cricitised heavily, they are under fire …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • under fire — ► under fire 1) being shot at. 2) being rigorously criticized. Main Entry: ↑fire …   English terms dictionary

  • under fire — adjective subjected to enemy attack or censure (Freq. 4) an official under fire for mismanagement • Syn: ↑under attack • Similar to: ↑vulnerable * * * under fire 1. Exposed to the enemy s fire …   Useful english dictionary

  • Under Fire — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Under Fire, auch: Unter Feuer Originaltitel Under Fire Produktionsland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • under\ fire — adv. phr. Being shot at or being attacked; hit by attacks or accusations; under attack. The soldiers stood firm under fire of the enemy. The principal was under fire for not sending the boys home who stole the car …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under fire — being criticized. The court is under fire for being too political. Usage notes: often used with come: Mr. Johnson has come under fire for gossiping about his clients. Related vocabulary: under attack …   New idioms dictionary

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