take the brunt of (something)

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take the brunt of (something)

To suffer the worst part of an unpleasant or problematic situation. When our system crashed, the call center employees took the brunt of our customers' anger. Because I came home late, my sister took the brunt of our mother's frustration about her job.
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Earlier, senators decried the LTFRB decision, saying it was the commuters who were taking the brunt of the blanket suspension imposed on Uber.
A lot of blame still being thrown around over the EU referendum debacle, and Jeremy Corbyn seems to be taking the brunt of it.
An army could be assembled without any one country taking the brunt of the effort.
Broadcast was certainly down, with TV taking the brunt of it.
Six of the cars on the express train derailed, with one car with unreserved seating taking the brunt of the impact and accounting for most of the 40 deaths so far counted, senior police officer Amrendra Sainger said.
Thistle paid the price for not taking their chances with Doolan taking the brunt of the flak for passing up a couple of sitters.
Our Take: Consumers are taking the brunt of the Time Warner Cable-CBS battle.
Kabang, a mongrel, became a national hero after saving two young girls by running in front of a speeding motorcycle, taking the brunt of the impact herself.
The summer has also been considerably wetter across most of the country, with southern England and eastern Scotland taking the brunt of the rain.
The summer has also been considerably wetter across most of the country with southern England and eastern Scotland taking the brunt of the rain.
Peter Taylor, of the Fire Brigades Union, said: "It is disappointing that the lowest paid staff are taking the brunt of the cuts.
The industries are taking the brunt of higher discount rate regime in the country.
The trading communities in this borough are those taking the brunt of it as lack of custom shows on the footfall counters - more than 20% of custom has fallen away (and the recession has yet to bite
The group shed thousands of staff after suffering badly amid the recession and a slump in car and housing markets, with its significant US operations taking the brunt.
With liquidity decreasing and financing low, such projects are taking the brunt of the financial turmoil.
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