on/at the receiving end

Definition of on/at the receiving end

  1. :  in the position of having something bad or unpleasant directed at one It's not often that I find myself on the receiving end of such insults.

Word by Word Definitions

receiveplay receiving
  1. :  to come into possession of :  acquire

    :  to act as a receptacle or container for

    :  to assimilate through the mind or senses

  1. :  the part of an area that lies at the boundary

    :  a point that marks the extent of something

    :  the point where something ceases to exist

  1. :  to bring to an end

    :  destroy

    :  to make up the end of

  1. :  final, ultimate

  1. :  to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

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a brief usually trivial fact

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