a raw deal






a raw deal = a rough deal

a situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment – informal


RELATED IDIOMS :


a-big-deal

a thing considered important – informal




big-deal!

used to express contempt for something regarded as impressive or important by another person – informal




a-square-deal

a fair bargain or treatment

Square here has the sense of honest which as an adjective was associated originally with honourable play at cards.




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