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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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"Notwithstanding the mineral owners would feel put upon to pay a $1,000 fee, are you kidding me?" King said.
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The children required to attend a school after school feel put upon when they look upon their carefree American schoolmates.
2) Doctors who feel put upon by information overload, patient demands, complaints and growing requirements from employers, colleges, medical boards and government, will be resistant to any additional regulation of their activity.
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When you say the rich feel put upon by paying more taxes, and that we shouldn't vilify the banks, and that Tim Geithner "walks on water," at least you're being honest about your principles--and your interest, too.
"I don't think my parents feel put upon. They love having their grandchildren around and the kids love it.
(In that respect, tainted wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal having a brother in the team was presciently political.) However, if Pakistanis feel put upon, there is some justification.
"They don't feel put upon but it is more challenging as for most it is compulsory to go to work for financial reasons.
Apart from his goals, and that double in particular, people like Maradona tend to chime with us because, like us, there is something in their psyche that makes them feel put upon.
In the 19th century, for example, travelers in rural America thought nothing of sharing a bed with a complete stranger; today, middle-class children feel put upon if they must share a bedroom with one of their own siblings.
It is no surprise that corporate tax executives with poor communication skills feel put upon by upper management.
The producers feel put upon: they take big risks, underwriting dozens of unsuccessful pilots and movies in search of a hit, yet they are among the highest paid executives in any industry.