get the short end

get the short end (of the stick)

to feel that you are being treated particularly badly in comparison with other people When the mayor cut our budget almost in half, I felt like we were getting the short end of the stick. I always feel like I'm getting the short end, that I'm being cheated out of something.
See also: end, get, short
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Instead, they went along with the herd, and agreed to go on misspending taxpayer money - knowing that the agreement lacks integrity, that the taxpayers aren't protected, and the Valley will get the short end of the stick.