be put upon

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be put upon

To be overburdened or over strained; to be imposed on, taken advantage of, or neglected. Voters from the region say they are being put upon because their beliefs don't line up with the majority of the country. Voters from the region say they are being put upon because their beliefs don't line up with the majority of the country.
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put upon, be

Be taken advantage of, be imposed on, as in Bob was always put upon by his friends, who knew he couldn't say no. It also is put as feel put upon, as in We felt quite put upon because the entire family insisted on spending every holiday at our house . [Mid-1800s]
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Politically, we also need to address the question of limits: impose limits on those individuals and institutions that wield power for the benefit of the few and to the detriment of the many; and burst the oppressive limits that have been imposed upon us by an impersonal system that is the driving force of a global society increasingly beyond our control.