slings and arrows
noun plural Etymology: from the phrase “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in Shakespeare's Hamlet Date: 1963 pointed often acerbic critical attacks <
has suffered the slings and arrows of detractors — Roland Gelatt
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