bear the brunt

Bear the brunt
People who bear the brunt of something endure the worst of something bad.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • bear the brunt —    People who bear the brunt of something endure the worst of something bad.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who bears the brunt of something is the one who suffers the most when something bad or unpleasant happens.     When… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bear the brunt of — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • bear the brunt — accept the most blame or responsibility    When we got in trouble, Ed bore the brunt of the blame …   English idioms

  • bear the brunt of — absorb the main blow, take the hardest strike; bear the majority of the burden …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bear the brunt — the chief impact of something bad. → brunt …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear the brunt of — see brunt …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear the brunt of something — bear/take/the brunt of something phrase to receive the worst part of something that has a bad effect It was the capital that bore the brunt of the recent flooding. Thesaurus: miscellaneous bad thingshyponym disappointmentssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear the brunt of something — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • bear the brunt of something — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

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