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draw fire

Definition of draw fire in English:

Attract hostile criticism, usually away from a more important target: the vaccination campaign continued to draw fire
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  • Jewel then charges alongside the buffet, finally attracting the soldiers' attention and drawing their fire.
  • Word is they know our plans and the General has a gambit to draw their fire before they can use that knowledge against us.
  • The comments regarding the subordination of women in First Corinthians, Ephesians and Timothy were points which easily drew my fire.
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