One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attract hostile criticism away from a more important target.‘the concession will go some way to draw the fire of the government's critics’
- ‘We need to draw their fire away so that one of us can at least take one of them out!’
- ‘Inside he can see Mai continually drawing his fire.’
- ‘The comments regarding the subordination of women in First Corinthians, Ephesians and Timothy were points which easily drew my 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.’
- ‘She's going to try to draw their fire, make them think all of us are over there, so we should be fine here for the time being.’
- ‘Three more ninjas attack Chuck War, drawing his fire away from Battle Armor Bob.’
- ‘If he's not, the fighters need to charge in and draw his fire.’
- ‘Jewel then charges alongside the buffet, finally attracting the soldiers' attention and drawing their fire.’
- ‘I'll rush out of the building, and draw their fire…’
- ‘We will draw their fire, and you can follow us at your will.’
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