What is the meaning of bear the brunt
Bear= stand, endure (an ordeal, difficulty, etc.).
Originally Posted by CYS
Brunt= the chief or initial impact of an attack, task, etc.
Bear the brunt =
stand firm: be hellbent on, bear the brunt, have what it takes, fight on, stick it out, grin and bear it, endure, suffer
busy oneself: have to do, have on one's hands, have one's hands full, take on oneself, bear the burden, assume responsibility, bear the brunt, take on one's shoulders, incur a duty
be in difficulty: bear the brunt, feel the pinch, suffer
withstand: hold one's own, bear the brunt, resist
parry: bear the brunt, hold one's own, withstand
resist: bear up, bear the brunt, endure, suffer