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the rough end of the pineapple

A poor, unfair, or malicious treatment or situation. Primarily heard in Australia. Whenever the time comes for new assignments, I'm always getting the rough end of the pineapple. It's really no surprise that the CEO would give his employees the rough end of the pineapple to ensure his own salary isn't affected.
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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.
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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.
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