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Raw deal


A bad outcome. Sense of having been taken advantage of. ”Raw’ exposes a sense of being hurt and ‘deal’ implies a previous understanding that did not go as planned.

“The owner had old equipment and he fired me after the machinery broke, it wasn’t my fault, I got a raw deal.”

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