receiving end

noun

Definition of receiving end

: the position of being a recipient or especially a victim usually used in the phrase on the receiving end

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Harry and Meghan's wedding in May 2018 was marked by an outpouring of affection in Britain, but less than a year later the couple have found themselves on the receiving end of a barrage of negative stories in the media. NBC News, "Elton John slams media for criticizing Prince Harry, Meghan over flying in private jets," 20 Aug. 2019 Chelsea, on paper, have made a disastrous start to the season, on the receiving end of a humiliation at Old Trafford and losing a cup final already. SI.com, "Chelsea vs Leicester Preview: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Streams, Kick Off Time & Team News," 16 Aug. 2019 If so, there's a good chance that Jessica is innocent and is on the receiving end of the tapes. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Here's Who We Think Killed Bryce Walker Based on the Latest "13 Reasons Why" Season 3 Trailer," 14 Aug. 2019 Michael Fisher spent a lot of time on the receiving end of friendly fire, as kids got three chances to hit the target that would dunk him in the water. Joan Hunt, courant.com, "Wethersfield Celebrates National Night Out," 14 Aug. 2019 This means Guatemala's next president may find themselves on the receiving end of immense pressure from the US president and his administration. Polo Sandoval, CNN, "The global stakes of Guatemala's elections today," 11 Aug. 2019 That doesn't come without repercussions, and Richey's been on the receiving end of some of that. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati: The Touchline Newsletter, issue 2," 8 Aug. 2019 Harris was clearly uncomfortable at being on the receiving end of pointed criticisms, especially when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii brought up Harris’ record on criminal incarcerations when Harris was attorney general of California. Willie Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Democratic debates weren’t television — or politics — at its finest," 3 Aug. 2019 Long on the receiving end of McConnell’s pointed attacks, the Democrats relished a chance to go on the offensive against the six-term senator, who’s up for reelection next year and has aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump. Washington Post, "Kentucky Democrats: ‘Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch’," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of receiving end

1937, in the meaning defined above

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