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: done, feel, hard
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Omonia left the Teddy Stadium feeling hard done by following a 1-0 defeat to Beitar Jerusalem after twice being denied by the crossbar.
IF Brian McDermott is feeling hard done by after getting the chop at Reading, then he might think himself lucky he's not at Palermo.
The forcible removal or destruction of other people's belongings cannot be justified as a response to an incident involving the police, let alone as a result of someone feeling hard done by.
Also feeling hard done by is Gennie, after Viv slaps her
The Bairns travel to the Caledonian Stadium on Wednesday with Rooney (below) still feeling hard done by after losing that match.
MORECAMBE were left feeling hard done by as Grimsby claimed a 1-0 success in the first leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy semi-final.
But you should talk to your form teacher and, if you're not the only one who's feeling hard done by, how about getting up a petition so that those who really need it can get access to those spare lockers?
IF THOSE Flat jockeys recently banned for passing on inside information - Robert Winston, Fran Ferris, Luke Fletcher and Robbie Fitzpatrick - are feeling hard done by, they can thank their lucky stars they don't ply their trade in Hong Kong.
Backers of Crimson must be feeling hard done by to bump into such a tidy sort, especially the Betfair punters who backed Mick Channon's filly at 1.
She must be feeling hard done by because the whole point of the show is to cause controversy even if that means being racist.
Naturally, we always enjoy feeling hard done by, but even if you did get bought those cool trainers and managed to put together a full Panini sticker album, you'll feel more than just sorry for yourself after learning about the little madam pictured above who demanded her bedroom be given a pounds 10,000 makeover.
PSo it isn't just the Alan Shearers of this world who are feeling hard done by at the moment.
She must be feeling hard done by because if she lived here she could have got behind the wheel after a night on the booze, killed a couple of pedestrians and still got a suspended sentence.
CITY boss Colin Malone can be forgiven for feeling hard done by because even Roy Coyle thought the Glens were lucky to come away with a win.