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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A WOMAN at the music festival is lucky to be alive after her iPhone took the brunt of one of Stephen Paddock's bullets.
The Independents took the brunt of the drop, with support falling to 10%.
Itbayat Island took the brunt of the storm, which damaged approximately P65 million worth of houses, government infrastructure and crops.
Householders at Leckmelm took the brunt of the deluge as flood waters swept rocks and trees down the hillside.
There was minor damage to the desk and computer keyboard, which took the brunt of the force.
For it was the radio host's derriere that took the brunt of the impact when he was struck by a police car a fortnight ago as he crossed a road.
Mayor of KirKlees Clr Martyn Bolt tooK the brunt of Sooty's mischief maKing but the Mayor's drenching was all in the best possible taste.
Warner took the brunt of the crowd's abuse during the Ashes in England and Broad looks set to get the same in the return.
Tens of thousands of residents of BoholIsland, which took the brunt of Tuesday's 7.
Mississippi took the brunt of the storm system with 50,000 insurance claims, Aon Benfield reports.
Last year, Tuscaloosa and Joplin took the brunt of two of the most destructive tornados the United States has ever seen.
The South Island took the brunt of the storm, but the capital, Wellington, at the foot of the North Island, had its heaviest snowfall in 40 years.
Alabama took the brunt of the latest storm, with at least 246 deaths in the southern state and more in neighbouring areas.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Mr Awan suffered nasty injuries, but it was his 75-year-old mum Shamin, who was in the front passenger seat, who took the brunt of the impact.
Its Northcliffe Media arm, which includes some 100 regional newspaper titles, took the brunt of the cuts with 317 job losses as revenues from circulation and advertising dropped 3% and 8% respectively in the period.
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