sharp end


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sharp end

In a health care institution, those personnel and components that work in direct contact with patients.
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For the legs: Cut sticks into four pieces, two inches in length with one sharp end each.
The hypocrisy of politics, where our self-servers in the council house make sure their salaries and pensions are very generous, the workers at the sharp end are looking at a very bleak future.
Tom Oliphant was once again at the sharp end of the Porsche Carrera Cup UK qualifying session and also in the two races held over the weekend.
This is a great introduction to the sport, getting in at the sharp end in the RX150 Championship.
Getting across the message of looking after the planet is something the BBC should always be concerned with and gardening is the sharp end of that.
Swansea take a breather from their league battle with an FA Cup trip to Oxford on Sunday, but Curtis readily accepts that he has had to get used to the sharp end of management.
It's another thing altogether to be at the sharp end.
And this is no reflection whatsoever on the guys at the sharp end who are out in hazardous conditions while the rest of us are safely tucked up in bed.
Cardiff student Jack Brennan witnessed the sharp end of outdated attitudes when he went for a family meal with his severely disabled sister.
Ralph Beckett's gelding was third off today's 6lb higher mark at Pontefract last time, but was always on the sharp end in a race run at a fast gallop and probably didn't see out the 2m1f.
SIX-TIME Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has again been on the sharp end of abuse from disgruntled football fans after Chelsea supporters took to social media to vent their fury at referee Chris Foy.
There we were imagining life at the sharp end of global politics was like The West Wing when it's more like an episode of Benny Hill from 1973.