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receiving end

the position in which one is subject to some kind of action or effect, especially an unpleasant one (usually used in the phrase at or on the receiving end):
The corporation is on the receiving end of many complaints about its advertising.
Origin of receiving end
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At the receiving-end a wire starting from the earth extended into the air, passing through a telephone, which acted as a receiver.

  • When in operation a strip of paper was made to move under an iron stylus at the receiving-end of the line.

  • At the receiving-end a wire of corresponding height is erected, also connected with the earth.

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