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Blowback

Negative or defensive response. Severe reaction to one’s words or actions. (Compare to Hell to pay.)

“Did you get any blowback from your idea at the meeting today?”

“The mayor thought his love affair with his secretary was forgotten, but there’s been a lot of blowback by voters.”

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