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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!
See also: deal, raw

*in the altogether

 and *in the buff; *in the nude; *in the raw
Fig. naked; nude. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~; sleep ~.) The museum has a painting of some ladies in the buff. Mary felt a little shy about getting into the altogether. Bill says he sleeps in the raw.

*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.
See also: deal, raw

raw recruit

a new, inexperienced, or fresh recruit, such as someone just entering the army, navy, police, etc. These boys are nothing but raw recruits. They've never seen a gun up close!
See also: raw, recruit

touch a (raw) nerve

also hit a (raw) nerve
to cause an emotional reaction This film touched a nerve with many people who were already feeling very uneasy about the state of the world. Any talk of raising the cost of college tuition hits a raw nerve with students.
See also: nerve, touch

a raw deal

unfair treatment If you feel you've had a raw deal, you can always sue me.
Usage notes: often used with give or get: Workers who felt they were getting a raw deal quit.
See also: deal, raw

in the raw

as it actually is Politics in the raw is all about power and deal-making.
Etymology: from the literal meaning of in the raw (naked)
See also: raw

in the altogether

  (humorous)
naked He was just standing there in the altogether.

life in the raw

life at its most difficult, without money or the comforts that money brings Travelling on the cheap exposes you to local life in the raw.
See also: life, raw

come the raw prawn

  (Australian informal)
to pretend that you have no knowledge of what someone is talking about (usually + with ) Oh, don't come the raw prawn with me, Scott, I saw you writing down her telephone number as I walked into the room!
See also: come, prawn, raw

get a raw deal

to not be treated as well as other people The fact is that kids who are taught in classes of over thirty get a raw deal.
See also: deal, get, raw

in the raw

  (informal)
naked She often swims in the raw.
See hit a nerve
See also: raw

in the altogether

Also, in or stripped to the buff ; in the raw. Naked, nude, as in The art class wanted a model to pose in the altogether, or She was stripped to the buff when the doorbell rang, or He always sleeps in the raw. The first of these colloquial terms dates from the late 1800s. In the buff, a seemingly modern locution dates from the 1600s, buff alluding to a soft, undyed leather, buffskin, that also gave its name to the color. The use of raw, presumably also alluding to raw (undressed) leather, dates from the early 1900s.

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]
See also: deal, raw

raw

1. mod. inexperienced; brand new. The raw recruit did as well as could be expected.
2. mod. vulgar; crude; raucous; untamed. I’ve had enough of your raw humor.
3. mod. [of alcoholic spirits] undiluted; neat. I’ll drink it raw—just the way it is now.
4. mod. [of alcoholic spirits] unaged; fiery and strong. My gosh, this stuff is raw! It’ll burn a hole in me.

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

in the raw

1. In a crude or unrefined state: nature in the raw.
2. Nude; naked.
See also: raw

raw deal

An instance of unfair treatment: got a raw deal from our insurance company.
See also: deal, raw
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