a raw deal


Definition of a raw deal

  1. :  unfair treatment We're getting a raw deal with the new tax laws.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not cooked

    :  being in or nearly in the natural state :  not processed or purified

    :  not diluted or blended

  1. :  a raw place or state

  1. :  part, portion

    :  a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

    :  the act or right of distributing cards to players

  1. :  to give as one's portion :  apportion

    :  to distribute (playing cards) to players

    :  administer, deliver

  1. :  an act of dealing (see 2deal 3) :  transaction

    :  bargain

    :  contract

  1. :  a board of fir or pine

    :  pine or fir wood

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to cast off or become cast off

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