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be at/on the receiving end

If you are at/on the receiving end of something unpleasant that someone does, you suffer because of it: Sales assistants are often at the receiving end of verbal abuse from customers.
Translations of “be at/on the receiving end”
in Chinese (Traditional) 遭受,承受(不愉快的事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 遭受,承受(不愉快的事)…
(Definition of be at/on the receiving end from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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