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Chris -- 2018-04-11
People who have to bear the brunt of something may well find themselves grunting under the strain. “Bear the grunt of” has about 970 raw hits, but only about 70 unique ones. Searching for variants with “bears/bearing/bore/borne” would obviously augment the numbers. Examples:
Oftentimes, it is the hard-working blue collar families who bear the grunt of the profit motive.
http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/st … 9940.shtml
The ground maneuvers of the Armored Corps, more specifically its tanks, bear the grunt of the responsibility.
http://dover.idf.il/NR/exeres/7EB15157- … 6DD52C.htm
You might say that they’ve staked out the mid-market with yeoman products that can bear the grunt of everyday commuting.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/neck-war … warmer.htm
Educational institutions should be prepared to bear the grunt of financing and support information technologies and networks.
Another near-perfect eggcorn. Lovely.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
And if a bear was doing the grunting, imagine the burden under which it was straining.
Zut! I heard this one on the radio today and looked for hits before coming here. Ah well, more documentation doesn’t hurt..
The difficulty of implementing a standard set of moral principles is, what is unethical to one person may seem reasonable behaviour to another.
A great example of this grey area happens when technology breakthroughs occur. It is common for one person to take the grunt of the praise. Take Steve Jobs for instance, the co-founder of Apple. He received praise for developing the products we love today. Meanwhile there is a team of software developers, engineers and marketers behind the company.
We have seen other characters almost die while attempting to use the Stones, however I think Tony’s suit was specifically designed, somehow, to bear this strain and take the grunt of the power in order to give him the time and strength to deliver his own Snap.