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    Cool To come under fire

    In the following sentence:

    "A world-famous musician who speaks out in protest... and comes under fire"

    1) Does speaks out in protest mean "denouncing things without fear, clearly"?

    Is Comes under fire for "being at trial"?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: To come under fire

    "speaks out in protest" - he is objecting to something

    "comes under fire" - he is being strongly criticised for his action. Derives from the battlefield where the forces are being fired on.

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