Meaning of “on the receiving end of something” in the English Dictionary

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"on the receiving end of something" in American English

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on the receiving end of something

also at the receiving end of something

suffering from something unpleasant when you have done nothing to deserve it:

She was on the receiving end of a lawsuit.

(Definition of “on the receiving end of something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)