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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It disappoints me to see a person who has represented Labour at a high level lose sight of matters.Peter Law claimed he was making a principled stand against a woman-only shortlist being imposed upon his constituency Labour party.