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be on/at the receiving end (of something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on/at the receiving end (of something)be on/at the receiving end (of something)EFFECT/INFLUENCEto be the person who is affected by someone else’s actions, usually in an unpleasant way She found herself on the receiving end of racist abuse. receive
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be on/at the receiving end (of something)On the other there was the undoubted fact that we would be on the receiving end.Today it was my turn to be on the receiving end.What was it like to be on the receiving end?You didn't have to be a client or a famous face to be on the receiving end.Otherwise, his supply unit would be on the receiving end of a simulated bomb or Tomahawk cruise missile.This is often best done in conjunction with those who are going to be on the receiving end of an appraisal interview.Talk show hosts can also be on the receiving end of questions.I know how it feels to be on the receiving end of that.
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