to be criticised strongly to come under fire an action that is morally wrong an unethical act a strong negative reaction by a large number of people a backlash a formal agreement between parties a pact excess; extra; oversupply surplus to work in a way that hides embarrassing information to operate under a veil of secrecy to deal with a problem yourself after others have failed to do so to take matters into your own hands the largest part of something the lion's share