put upon by (someone or something)

put upon by (someone or something)

Overburdened by someone or something; imposed on, taken advantage of, or neglected by someone or something. I've been feeling rather put upon by my boss lately, and it's really affecting my morale at work. Voters from the region say they are being put upon by the government because their beliefs don't line up with the majority of people in the country.
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put upon by someone

to be made use of to an unreasonable degree. (*Typically passive.) My mother was always put upon by her neighbors. She was too nice to refuse their requests for help. Jane feels put upon by her live-in mother-in-law.
See also: by, put, upon