to suffer the worst / to suffer the impact of something bad
Robert bore the brunt of the crash because he was right at the front of the car.
Mary had to bear the brunt, for loosing an important client, as she didn’t email the Job order on time.
People living in the low lying areas of Mumbai, always have to bear the brunt of heavy rains.
Ordinary citizens will bear the brunt of higher taxes.
The team’s coach bore the brunt of criticism because the players he selected performed badly.
Towns that bear the brunt of floods are usually those that are located, close to a river.