raw deal

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raw deal

An unfair situation or poor treatment. Mandy really got a raw deal at that job. They passed her over for so many promotions!
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*raw deal

an instance of unfair or bad treatment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Mary got a raw deal on her traffic ticket. She was innocent, but she had to pay a big fine. I bought a used TV that worked for two days and then quit. I sure got a raw deal. You sure had a raw deal.
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raw deal

An instance of unfair or harsh treatment, as in After 25 years with the bank Bob got a raw deal-no pension, no retirement benefits of any kind, just a gold watch. Raw here means "crude" or "unfair." [First half of 1900s]
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a raw (or rough) deal

a situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment. informal
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a raw/rough ˈdeal

unfair treatment: Many old people feel they are getting a raw deal from the state: they pay money towards a pension all their working life but discover it isn’t worth much when they retire.
See also: deal, raw, rough

a raw deal

n. an unfair deal; unfair treatment. My last job was a raw deal. I hope this is better.
See also: deal, raw

raw deal

An instance of unfair treatment: got a raw deal from our insurance company.
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So, given the raw deal that you get if you do manage to cop a forecast, I'd simply give betting there a swerve.
Asheville: The Raw Deal Raw/Vegan Support Group: Raw/Vegan support group forming in Asheville.
Tryin' to get my hands on some Grants like Horace Yeah, livin' the raw deal, three course meals Spaghetti, fettuccini, and veal But still everything's real in the field But don't knock me for tryin' to bury Seven zeros, over in Rio de Janeiry Ain't nobody's hero, but I wanna be heard On your Hot 9-7 everyday, that's my word
I think it's because people are afraid that Americans always get a raw deal.
THE ex-Wolves manager, John Barnwell, believes football managers are getting a raw deal when it comes to their pay packet.
The BBC are getting a raw deal these days" Lord Sugar on the purchase by Channel 4 of The Great British Bake Off "Brexit gives us the chance to be governed again by Parliament and judged in our own courts by our own judiciary.
Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb said: "It's no wonder England's renters feel like they're getting a raw deal, paying through the nose for something they can never call their own.
UNISON members working for West Yorkshire Police have announced a 24-hour strike period over pay as union bosses claim 'they've had a raw deal.
Box idea is raw deal TALKING of fishermen, Monty Halls - the marine biologist who presented the Fisherman's Apprentice ONTV - is promoting fish boxes - the maritime equivalent of veg boxes.
Yet one more instance of the Birmingham-based Centro organisation giving the long-suffering operators, drivers and bus passengers in Coventry a very raw deal.
Stockton South Conservative MP James Wharton said: "We keep hearing stories the North gets a raw deal but these figures just do not bear that out.
SIR - We read a lot about struggling first-time buyers and social housing improvements, but what about the raw deal that private tenants get?
While I sympathise with poor workers who are getting a raw deal, I wish they would exert their intelligence to distinguish between strategies that work from those that do not.
And I believe Berwick gets a raw deal at the expense of south east Northumberland in order to prop up the political ambitions of senior Lib Dem councillors.
Macmillan Cancer Support is campaigning for fair hospital parking and wants to hear both the bad and good stories from patients to understand which areas are getting a raw deal and which should be shared with other trusts to benefit more sufferers.