feel hard done-by

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feel hard done-by

To feel mistreated, abused, cheated, or dejected. The company paid Steve a generous severance package after firing him, but he still feels hard done-by. I don't think you have a right to feel hard done-by since you received the same level of assessment as everyone else!
See also: feel, hard

be/feel hard ˈdone by

(informal) be/feel unfairly treated: I think you’ve been hard done by — you worked twice as long as anyone else.
See also: by, done, feel, hard
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The point puts Liverpool back on top of the Premier League but they will feel hard done by after a first-half strike from Sadio Mane was incorrectly ruled out for offside, while Virgil van Dijk hit the post with a header and forced a fine save from Leno after the break.
Some people will feel hard done by but there can be only one recipient of the PS50 prize.
They may feel hard done by to find themselves outed as bad payers.
And while Chester will feel hard done by, given his excellent season last term, there will be no hard feelings.
Middlesbrough could feel hard done by in that first half, though.
Two goals in two minutes from Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller wrapped up victory, although Dortmund could feel hard done by after doing most of the attacking and creating the better chances before Gotze's opener.
If you add to that the congestion caused by the restriction on buses now at the Belgrade lights, which are now confined to one lane causing chaos at busy times , then we do feel hard done by!
I feel hard done by." Hughes feels the stewards could have used their discretion over the incident and cited a previous case of careless riding, which brought the jockey a five-day ban when he had caused severe interference and nearly put a rival over the rails.
The players feel hard done by and they are very disappointed."
WORCESTER City will feel hard done by following this defeat to a youthful Bristol Rovers.
The former New Zealand coach added: "There were some contentious issues with the referee but I didn't have a problem with him and I don't feel Catalans should feel hard done by."
We feel hard done by and Mark Hughes in particular feels hard done by.'
Fascists target people who feel hard done by and it must be tempting to vote for someone who promises an end to all unfairness.
They can feel hard done by and we would feel the same way if it happened to us."
To say we feel hard done by would be an understatement."