the business end

noun

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informal
: the part of a tool, weapon, or instrument that is used most directly for the object's purpose the business end of a rifle

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“The business end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20business%20end. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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