give the shaft

give someone the shaft

Sl. to cheat or deceive someone; to mistreat someone. (See also get the shaft.) The boss really gave Wally the shaft. Somebody always gives me the shaft.
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The Rifle Graphite shaft features proprietary filament winding and finishing processes that give the shaft uniform wall thickness and oscillation characteristics, which result in a symmetrical and consistent shaft.
The shaft's superior consistency is based on proprietary filament winding and finishing processes that give the shaft uniform wall thickness and oscillation characteristics.
However, the outer diameter tapers to give the shaft an increased FOC (Front of Center) for better flight and penetration.
Ian McGraa and Ryan Griffiths both netted to give the Shafts a memorable win and see them through to the next stage.
These final steps are what give the shafts their perfect, high-gloss shine.