the sharp end

the sharp end informal the most challenging and risky part of an activity.
Main Entry: end

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  • (the) sharp end — mainly British the sharp end of an activity or job is the most difficult part where problems are likely to happen. She enjoys the challenge of being at the sharp end of investment banking. (usually + of) …   New idioms dictionary

  • the sharp end — informal the most challenging and risky part of an activity. → end …   English new terms dictionary

  • (the) sharp end (of something) — the ˈsharp end (of sth) idiom (BrE, informal) the place or position of greatest difficulty or responsibility • He started work at the sharp end of the business, as a salesman. Main entry: ↑sharpidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at the sharp end of something — british phrase to be involved in the most difficult or dangerous part of something Nurses are at the sharp end of hospital work. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: sharp …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the sharp end — In the position of greatest difficulty, danger, stress, etc, in any activity • • • Main Entry: ↑sharp …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at the sharp end of something — British to be involved in the most difficult or dangerous part of something Nurses are at the sharp end of hospital work …   English dictionary

  • the rough end of the pineapple — n Australian a disadvantageous position, the worst of a deal. A colourful alternative to such phrases as the sharp end of the stick or the shitty end of the stick …   Contemporary slang

  • Sharp End International — is a private military company (PMC) that trains Government and corporate entities. They offer services in Foreign internal defense (FID) to train companies working in a foreign environment. They claim to follow the standards of the Project… …   Wikipedia

  • The Sharp — Infobox musical artist Name = The Sharp Img capt = Img size = 25 x 20 Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Australia Genre = Rock Years active = 1988 ndash; 1996 Label = Warner Music Associated acts = BoomCrashOpera… …   Wikipedia

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