a raw deal

noun

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

Examples of a raw deal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet paradoxically—and much less remarked upon—American society also gives stay-at-home parents a raw deal, ignoring them in policy and providing little material or cultural support while using them as a political cudgel. Elliot Haspel, The Atlantic, 9 Feb. 2024 If workers got a raw deal out of the bailout, then so did the planet. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 5 Oct. 2023 That struggling working-class whites are able to pursue a better life does not mean that elites have not handed them a raw deal. Natan Ehrenreich, National Review, 16 Aug. 2023 Folks who are not typical neurologically, psychologically, emotionally get a raw deal. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 July 2023 But as Reeves put it, there’s a sense that their kids are getting a raw deal. Philip Elliott, Time, 25 July 2023 Such statements are music to the ears of Trump supporters who feel their establishment-rocking champion has gotten a raw deal throughout his political career. Joseph Morton, Dallas News, 19 June 2023 Theater is both an art form and a marketplace, and Broadway ticket-buyers have long been getting a raw deal. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2023 At the same time, there were a lot of police officers out there who felt Lugo got a raw deal. Dan McGowan, BostonGlobe.com, 3 May 2023 See More

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“A raw deal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20raw%20deal. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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