feel hard done-by

feel hard done-by

if you feel hard done-by, you feel you have been treated unfairly I'm feeling hard done-by because I've been looking after the kids all week while Steve's been out every night.
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We definitely feel hard done-by," said the Crewe boss.
And while a depleted Derry City will feel hard done-by, Sean Connor's men avenged their League Cup defeat at this venue 10 days ago.
I'm devastated for the lads and we feel hard done-by.
Read said: "I would feel hard done-by if I was left out of the one-day squad.
This was not a devastating defeat, merely a setback, and Newcastle fans should not feel hard done-by.