raw deal


Definition of raw deal

: an instance of unfair treatment

Examples of raw deal in a Sentence

these mice are really getting a raw deal: after we're through using them for our science experiment, they get fed to our snake
Recent Examples on the Web But the truth is, for us dividend investors, gold is a raw deal. Michael Foster, Forbes, 11 June 2022 This is not a film for the squeamish, the easily depressed or anyone who thinks that men have had a raw deal of it lately. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 7 July 2022 Schultz suggested San Juan is getting a raw deal in the latest exchange because that county would see a net gain of at least 110,000 acres of federal land. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 Even some of the biggest stars in U.S. running seemed to be getting a raw deal. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 12 May 2020 No matter what raw deal the world gives her, this is not an artist who will be settling for less. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2022 The operative subtext here is that Mary Magdalene has gotten a raw deal through the millennia — often depicted as a penitent prostitute follower of Jesus. Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2022 The Purple Line was a raw deal for Maryland taxpayers in 1996, in 2014, in 2017, and now even more so in 2022. Diana Furchtgott-roth, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 The only upside: David Culley seems like a great guy who got a raw deal in his first season as coach of the Texans. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of raw deal

1911, in the meaning defined above

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19 Aug 2022

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“Raw deal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw%20deal. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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