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bear the brunt (of something)

To suffer the worst part of an unpleasant or problematic situation. When our system crashed, the call center employees bore the brunt of our customers' anger. Because I came home late, my sister bore the brunt of our mother's frustration about her job.
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bear the brunt (of something)

to withstand the worst part or the strongest part of something, such as an attack. I had to bear the brunt of her screaming and yelling. Why don't you talk with her the next time she complains? I'm tired of bearing the brunt of her objections.
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bear the brunt

Put up with the worst of some bad circumstance, as in It was the secretary who had to bear the brunt of the doctor's anger. This idiom uses brunt in the sense of "the main force of an enemy's attack," which was sustained by the front lines of the defenders. [Second half of 1700s]
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bear the brunt of something

COMMON If someone or something bears the brunt of an unpleasant or damaging event, they take the main force of its harmful effects. Station staff always bear the brunt of public anger over fare rises. When the sufferer is in pain, frustrated by their own weakness, you will bear the brunt of their anger, guilt and inadequacy. Note: Verbs such as take, feel and receive are sometimes used instead of bear. The two buildings which took the brunt of the blast will probably have to be demolished.
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bear the brunt of

be the person to suffer the most (as the result of an attack, misfortune, etc.).
The origin of brunt is unknown, and may be onomatopoeic. The sense has evolved from the specific (‘a sharp or heavy blow’) to the more general (‘the shock or violence of an attack’).
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bear the ˈbrunt of something

suffer most as the result of an attack, a loss, bad luck, etc: We all lost money when the business collapsed, but I bore the brunt of it because I had invested the most.
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Besides, he was really bearing the brunt of the fight, was in the thick of it, dizzy with the striking of blows and the blows he received.
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Chris Ball, chief executive of The Age and Employment Network, said: "As we suspected, with the job market turning down and employers shedding staff, it appears to be older workers and particularly older women who are bearing the brunt of many lay-offs."
Gerry Barr, President-CEO of the Canadian Council of International Co-operation, points out that, "Poverty fuels the AIDS pandemic and AIDS is devastating communities and local economies, relegating millions to live and die in poverty." He adds, "Women and children are bearing the brunt of this pandemic--this vicious circle can and must be stopped." The government of Canada should set an example for the G8 countries by bringing its international development contributions up to the long recommended standard of 0.7% of gross national income.
Bearing the brunt of his master's ambition is Bartimaeus, who has been trapped in the earthly realm far too long.
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