draw\ fire


draw\ fire
v. phr.
1. To attract or provoke shooting; be a target.

The general's white horse drew the enemy's fire.

2. To bring criticism or argument; make people say bad things about you.

Having the newest car in your group is sure to draw fire.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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