feel hard done-by

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feel hard done-by

To feel mistreated, abused, cheated, or dejected. The company paid Steve a generous severance package after firing him, but he still feels hard done-by. I don't think you have a right to feel hard done-by since you received the same level of assessment as everyone else!
See also: feel, hard

be/feel hard ˈdone by

(informal) be/feel unfairly treated: I think you’ve been hard done by — you worked twice as long as anyone else.
See also: by, done, feel, hard
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They may feel hard done by to find themselves outed as bad payers.
And while Chester will feel hard done by, given his excellent season last term, there will be no hard feelings.
Middlesbrough could feel hard done by in that first half, though.
To say we feel hard done by would be an understatement.
Two goals in two minutes from Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller wrapped up victory, although Dortmund could feel hard done by after doing most of the attacking and creating the better chances before Gotze's opener.
SO, the Metro drivers are trying to hold the area to ransom because they feel hard done by.
It was far from a vintage performance by Andy Legg's men but Bala were a difficult nut to crack and can feel hard done by that they didn't get something from the game.
Australia, now 16-1 for the Tri-Nations, were inventive with the ball in hand in Melbourne and will probably feel hard done by with the officiating from Craig Joubert.
Burnley boss Brian Laws added: "We feel hard done by but we've got to move on.
They think they own the road, and feel hard done by with little reason.
com, said: "Although the Government has postponed the 2p rise in fuel duty, consumers still have a right to feel hard done by.
We feel hard done by coming out with a point instead of a win.
The players feel hard done by and they are very disappointed.
We feel hard done by and Mark Hughes in particular feels hard done by.
They can feel hard done by and we would feel the same way if it happened to us.