treat (one) like dirt(redirected from treat me like dirt)
treat (one) like dirt
To treat someone very poorly or disrespectfully. I'm not surprised that so many of your employees are quitting—you treat them like dirt!
treat like dirt
Behave badly or show contempt toward, as in Her boss treats all the secretaries like dirt. This idiom uses dirt in the sense of "something worthless," a usage dating from the mid-1300s.