on/at the receiving end

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Definition of on/at the receiving end

: 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.

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“On/at the receiving end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%2Fat%20the%20receiving%20end. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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