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bear the brunt exp.
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt

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arboreal, nocturnal and insectivorous species of bear in the Indian subcontinent
known also as Labiated Bear
Grizzly/Polar bear cross
maintain ; bear ; stand ; support ; tolerate
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
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      vb   , bears, bearing, bore, borne   mainly tr  
1    to support or hold up; sustain  
2    to bring or convey  
to bear gifts     
3    to take, accept, or assume the responsibility of  
to bear an expense     
4    past participle born in passive use except when foll by: by   to give birth to  
to bear children     
5    also intr   to produce by or as if by natural growth  
to bear fruit     
6    to tolerate or endure  
she couldn't bear him     
7    to admit of; sustain  
his story does not bear scrutiny     
8    to hold in the conscious mind or in one's feelings  
to bear a grudge, I'll bear that idea in mind     
9    to show or be marked with  
he still bears the scars     
10    to transmit or spread  
to bear gossip     
11    to render or supply (esp. in the phrase bear witness)  
12    to conduct or manage (oneself, the body, etc.)  
she bore her head high     
13    to have, be, or stand in (relation or comparison)  
his account bears no relation to the facts     
14    intr   to move, be located, or lie in a specified direction  
the way bears east     
15    to have by right; be entitled to (esp. in the phrase bear title)  
16    bear a hand   to give assistance  
17    bring to bear   to bring into operation or effect  
he brought his knowledge to bear on the situation         See also       bear down       bear off       bear on       bear out       bear up       bear with       born  
     (Old English beran; related to Old Norse bera, Old High German beran to carry, Latin ferre, Greek pherein to bear, Sanskrit bharati he carries)  
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