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business end

noun
1.
the front part or end of a tool, weapon, etc., with which the work is done or from which a missile is ejected, as opposed to the handle or butt:
the business end of a revolver; the business end of a screwdriver.
Origin of business end
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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business end

noun
1.
(informal) the part of a tool or weapon that does the work, as contrasted with the handle
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