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raw deal

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raw deal

noun phrase

A case of harsh, unfair, or injurious treatment; a ROYAL FUCKING: The Academy officers were heaping raw deal after raw deal on him (1912+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Pasquale can't put over such a raw deal without getting a run for his money from me.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • It's a raw deal you're givin' us, but I reckon you know yore own business, Wadley.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • But if he summonses me I will go Al and not whine about getting a raw deal.

    The Real Dope Ring Lardner
  • "Hold up, that's a raw deal," said Snorky rising wrathfully.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • I don't forget I've had raw deal—lots of ways; but no point not saying Sylvia had pretty raw one from Dolly.

    The Guarded Heights Wadsworth Camp
  • You must have handed Mr. Turnbull a raw deal; he was so ready to think evil of you.

    The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • That Keats bunch cant run in no raw deal like that on the Arrownot while Im range boss.

    The Ranchman Charles Alden Seltzer
  • And we gave him a raw deal instead, not once, but again and again.

    A Straight Deal Owen Wister
Idioms and Phrases with raw deal

raw deal

An instance of unfair or harsh treatment, as in After 25 years with the bank Bob got a raw deal—no pension, no retirement benefits of any kind, just a gold watch. Raw here means “crude” or “unfair.” [ First half of 1900s ]
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