treat somebody like dirt

treat (one) like dirt

To treat one very poorly or disrespectfully; to treat one as having no value. I'm not surprised that so many of your employees are quitting—you treat them like dirt!
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treat somebody like ˈdirt

(informal) treat somebody very badly and without respect: He treated his wife like dirt. She finally left him after ten terrible years.
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