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

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • "Hold up, that's a raw deal," said Snorky rising wrathfully.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • But if he summonses me I will go Al and not whine about getting a raw deal.

    The Real Dope Ring Lardner
  • You must have handed Mr. Turnbull a raw deal; he was so ready to think evil of you.

    The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • And we gave him a raw deal instead, not once, but again and again.

    A Straight Deal Owen Wister
  • He had got at several of them who had received a raw deal in the courts, and was moving heaven and earth to bring redress to them.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • I dont propose to play on any team where Im handed a raw deal by a thing like Jack Nelson.

  • “You saw a raw deal, and stood for it, when you saw the Lorrigans cold-shouldered out of the dance,” Belle flashed at him.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
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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