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hard done by


  1. unfairly or badly treated

Example Sentences Including 'hard done by'

They'll understand that you felt hard done by and think that you were trying to follow in your dead tutor's footsteps.
Hocke, Martin The Ancient and Solitary Reign
Fritz had been called away by the manager and the hall porter on duty was feeling hard done by at having to extend his shift.
Hinxman, Margaret The Sound of Murder
But in my experience, it usually ends up with everyone feeling they've been hard done by.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)


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