hard done by

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Definition of hard done by

British
: treated harshly or unfairly He felt very hard done by when he was laid off after many years of faithful service.

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“Hard done by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20done%20by. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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