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put upon, be

Be taken advantage of, be imposed on, as in Bob was always put upon by his friends, who knew he couldn't say no. It also is put as feel put upon, as in We felt quite put upon because the entire family insisted on spending every holiday at our house . [Mid-1800s]
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The children required to attend a school after school feel put upon when they look upon their carefree American schoolmates.
2) Doctors who feel put upon by information overload, patient demands, complaints and growing requirements from employers, colleges, medical boards and government, will be resistant to any additional regulation of their activity.
However, if Pakistanis feel put upon, there is some justification.
They don't feel put upon but it is more challenging as for most it is compulsory to go to work for financial reasons.
Apart from his goals, and that double in particular, people like Maradona tend to chime with us because, like us, there is something in their psyche that makes them feel put upon.
It is important that we argue, or debate, in a manner that we don't feel put upon at the end of it,'' said Councilman Bob Kellar.
It is no surprise that corporate tax executives with poor communication skills feel put upon by upper management.
Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew (Stubborn, intelligent, forthright, fearless) From "Plain Kate" via "Kate the Curst" to "Bonny Kate", Katherine Minola's story speaks to all who feel put upon and overlooked in life.
The next time you feel put upon or find yourself saying yes to something you would much rather not do, get a grip.
Drivers feel put upon over all manner of things these days - the soaring cost of parking, proposed congestion charges, costly petrol and clogged motorways to name but a few.