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do (oneself or someone) an injustice

To do something that hinders or is detrimental to one. You're doing your kids an injustice by catering to their every whim—they need to learn to be independent.
See also: an, injustice
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do yourself/somebody an inˈjustice

judge yourself/somebody unfairly: We may have been doing him an injustice. This work is good.
See also: an, injustice, somebody
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Taking away years of the pensions we have paid into all our working lives is perhaps the worst injustice of all.
To achieve this, data about the injustices of women is badly needed.
These are remediable injustices which we can fix quickly like an 'on and off' switch.
Burning injustice is rising homelessness and folk dying on our streets for want of a roof over their heads.
'Our New Year resolution is to wage Jihad against the 4 ills of our country: poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption.
PM wrote 'Our New Year resolution is to wage jihad against the 4 ills of our country: poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption.
Protesters demanded the higher authorities to take notice of the injustice being committed with journalists of Thul and termed the case as fabricated and whole episode has deliberately been made by complainant hospital management to implicate the journalists in fake case which is sheer injustice.
In my new book, Performances of Injustice: The politics of truth, just and reconciliation in Kenya, I explore the gap between aspiration and reality by looking at the two transitional justice mechanisms that were introduced following Kenya's post-election violence in 2007/8.
Summary: Bellary (Karnataka) [India], July 28 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA B Sriramulu said he would support the agitation over the demand for a separate state for North Karnataka if the "injustice" currently meted out continues.
'Our workers and masses have raised their voice for injustice and 'vote ko izzat do' movement and God willing, they are the one who will take it to a logical conclusion,' said Maryam Nawaz while speaking to media persons in London on Monday.
Lekjaa listed the key decisions that he felt were not given to Morocco as he called upon Fifa president Gianni Infantino to "remedy these injustices".In a letter shared on the official FRMF Twitter account, Lekjaa said: "We wish to express our indignation regarding the injustice perpetrated against our national team, namely the string of serious refereeing mistakes which caused its elimination at the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.
However, he said toppled prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must answer to the people for the 'injustice' committed.
Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice: Begade Shutagot'ine and the Sahtu Treaty is the story of how a community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman) on the Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories had their rights stripped by the Sahtu Treaty, a land claims agreement negotiated between the Government of Canada and the Sahtu Tribal Council.
Injustice is deviation from justice and violation of the truth.