bear the brunt of

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bear the brunt of something

to get the greater amount or larger part of something bad Ordinary citizens will bear the brunt of higher taxes. The oldest parts of the town bore the brunt of the missile attacks.
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bear/take the brunt of something

to receive the worst part of something unpleasant or harmful, such as an attack The oldest parts of the town bore the brunt of the missile attacks.
See also: bear, brunt, of
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