raw deal


Definition of raw deal

: an instance of unfair treatment

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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 Minor leaguers have been getting a raw deal for years. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Guest TML: Where do messy negotiations between MLB, union leave minor leaguers?," 26 May 2020 So repurchases suddenly look like a raw deal, at least in the short term. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Stock buyback reckoning: Those trillions spent on repurchases just evaporated," 16 Mar. 2020 Those two have a raw deal, as the Dolphins’ plan this past season was to trade as many talented players as possible for future picks and tank their season in the pursuit of the best position in the 2020 draft. Samer Kalaf, The New Republic, "The NFL Owners’ Unyielding Commitment to White Coaches," 13 Jan. 2020 In this turbulent era, there’s almost a nostalgic appeal to the grifter, who rejects the raw deal of birth. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "The Distinctly American Ethos of the Grifter," 12 Sep. 2019 Dominique Yates, Courier Journal, Louisville Courier Journal Dan McDonnell’s new deal reminds us that his players are getting a raw deal. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "As revenue spikes, Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell fights for scholarship increase," 24 Oct. 2019 The Boston Bruins got a raw deal Thursday — similar to the injustice absorbed by the Avalanche in Game 7 of its playoff series last spring at San Jose. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Chambers: NHL should ditch video review for offside," 12 Oct. 2019 The lack of Tim time was particularly glaring now that there is anxiety about whether developers are getting a raw deal from their relationship with powerful partners such as Apple. Washington Post, "Apple’s Developer Conference Glosses Over Developers," 2 Oct. 2019 Hearthstone gets the rawest deal of all: The players are sequestered in an alcove deep down a lonely hallway. Luke Winkie, The Atlantic, "Where Gamers Are the Only Varsity Athletes," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of raw deal

1911, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2020

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“Raw deal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw%20deal. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of raw deal

: an unfair way of treating someone

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