bear the blow from someone VS bear one's blow

Lydia Qiu

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi all!
I know the following 2 options may sound unnatural, I just want to make sure whether the texts in red mean the same, can you help me with it? Thanks.
Tom was arrested for trafficking drugs.
[1] Alice, Tom's mother, has to bear the blow from her son.
[2] Alice, Tom's mother, has to bear his blow.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Did you write them yourself? Is it meant literally or figuratively? The expression is not idiomatic so it’s not obvious what you’re trying to say.
     
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