receiving end

receiving end

n.
The position in which one is subject to an often unpleasant action or effect: elderly patients on the receiving end of Medicare cutbacks.

receiv′ing end`


n.
the position in which one is subject to some action or effect, esp. an unpleasant one (usu. used in the phrase at or on the receiving end).
[1930–35]
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The gruesome story of Joanna [Demafelis] mirrors the narrative of million other Filipinos who have sacrificed their lives to feed their families and incidentally boost our country's economy only to be at the receiving end of abuses and maltreatment of foreign employers,' Sen.
Fans praised her 'comeback' as Mendiola has been open on feeling insecure about her body, having been on the receiving end of body shaming.
Bilawal Bhutto remarked those who claimed the rule of law are now trying to become the oppressed when they are at the receiving end.
And front-runner Donald Trump was on the receiving end of most of the evening's biting attacks.
The daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger doesn't want to be know as the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, or the little girl on the receiving end of her dad's hurtful voicemail.
PC Mick Urwin, alcohol harm reduction officer said: "There have been a number of incidents where people have been killed or seriously injured as a result of being on the receiving end of a drunken punch or attack.
The strategy, which included over 40 measures, also gave power to a new army of bureaucrats - I use that in the best sense of the word - but did nothing to strengthen directly in any respect the power of those who were on the receiving end of wave upon wave of incivility.
requested Pir Pagara to join strike call made by them against census but latter advised them to avoid from staging strike as Sindh will be on receiving end being agrarian society.
rock combo the Receiving End of Sirens headline a powerhouse lineup for SkateFest 2010 at the Palladium.
I HAVE a little sympathy for Arsene Wenger when he says his club are on the receiving end of overphysical challenges.
But just last week Rovers were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thrashing from Carlo Ancelotti's side and Nelsen said: "I'm going to throw it out there and pick Chelsea.
A couple of hours in the stocks on the receiving end of some rotten tomatoes might also knock some sense into them.