the sharp end Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the sharp endnoun [S]

uk   us   UK informal
the ​part of an ​activity, such as a ​job, where the most ​problems are ​likely to be ​found: A ​job like hers would be much too ​demanding for me, but she ​enjoys being at the ​sharp end.
(Definition of the sharp end from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the sharp end”
in Chinese (Simplified) (工作等的)最难之处,问题多发处…
in Chinese (Traditional) (工作等的)最難之處,問題多發處…
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