the rough end of the pineapple

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the rough end of the pineapple

bad treatment. Australian & New Zealand informal
1981 Peter Barton Bastards I Have Known There was no way that I was going to get ‘the rough end of the pineapple’ from Wally, so I kept out of his way.
See also: end, of, rough

the ˌrough end of the ˈpineapple

(AustralE, informal) a situation in which somebody is treated badly or unfairly: The team got the rough end of the pineapple when it came to decisions by the referee.
See also: end, of, rough