put-upon first wife Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) questions this life choice as she seeks to ground her family in spiritual direction.
Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
I was also jealous of John to be able to play the put-upon underdog character.
Reality TV has seen its fair share of put-upon husbands—Steady Eddies anchoring erratic celebrity spouses.
Listen to their put-upon groans when they have to go out on the field to sign autographs during fan appreciation day.
The only malevolent presence in the house that night was a gang of snickering boys and one put-upon girlfriend.
I can hardly believe they are the wicked ferocious beings you all make out, poor, patient, put-upon looking mortals!