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receiving end

noun
1.
the position in which one is subject to some kind of action or effect, especially an unpleasant one (usually used in the phrase at or on the receiving end):
The corporation is on the receiving end of many complaints about its advertising.
Origin of receiving end
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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  • I knew then how it felt to be on the receiving end of a monkey-punch.

    Each Man Kills Victoria Glad
  • They were to be on the receiving end of their own type of work.

  • When one appears on the screen, he pulls the trigger,—and you "click it" if you happen to be on the other or receiving end.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • Relief at the sending end is in this way translated into darkness of shade at the receiving end.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • This is a hard blow to take and I wouldn't care to be on the receiving end, myself.

    Next Door, Next World Robert Donald Locke

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