Definition of 'hard done by'
Example sentences containing '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.THE ANCIENT AND SOLITARY REIGN (2002)
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.THE SOUND OF MURDER (2002)
But in my experience, it usually ends up with everyone feeling they've been hard done by.DEAD BEAT (2002)
Definition of hard done by from the Collins English Dictionary
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