raw deal


Definition of raw deal

: an instance of unfair treatment

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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 Inside both Visa and Plaid, the feeling was that the Justice Department’s discovery process had given the companies a raw deal. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, 16 June 2021 Is anyone tossed into the Wild Card race getting a raw deal just because their teammate is a favorite? Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 19 May 2021 Women get a raw deal on mortgages in nearly every corner of the country, a new analysis of federal data has found. al, 1 Apr. 2021 Many reporters have likewise adopted this talking point, asserting the president merely inherited a raw deal from his predecessor. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 Their coach, Kelvin Sampson, got a raw deal at Indiana. Steven F. Shundich, The Enquirer, 26 Mar. 2021 In Chinese, as in other languages, wolves get a raw deal. The Economist, 27 Feb. 2021 Whether Caligula got a raw deal from history is a subject of unyielding debate. Star Tribune, 14 Jan. 2021 Whether Caligula got a raw deal from history is a subject of hot and unyielding debate. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of raw deal

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raw deal was in 1911

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20 Jun 2021

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“Raw deal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw%20deal. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of raw deal

: an unfair way of treating someone


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