a raw deal

noun

Definition of a raw deal

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

Word by Word Definitions

raw play
  1. : not cooked

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

  3. : not diluted or blended

  1. : a raw place or state

deal play
  1. : part, portion

  2. : a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

  3. : the act or right of distributing cards to players

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

  2. : to distribute (playing cards) to players

  3. : administer, deliver

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

  2. : bargain

  3. : contract

  1. : a board of fir or pine

  2. : pine or fir wood


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