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English definition of “the sharp end”

the sharp end

noun [S]     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.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of the sharp end noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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