screw someone over

screw (one) over

To con, swindle, cheat, or unfairly deprive one; to put someone at a disadvantage or in a difficult position, especially in an unfair or selfish manner. You should have won that game, but the referee really screwed you over! Tom really screwed us over when he quit in the middle of the project!
See also: over, screw

screw someone over

tv. to give someone a very bad time; to scold someone severely. Let’s get those kids in here and screw over every one of them. This stuff can’t continue.
See also: over, screw, someone