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Idioms

a raw deal

This page is about the idiom a raw deal

Meaning

If you think that you got a raw deal, you think you weren't treated fairly or as well as other people.

For example

  • Doctors in small hospitals in country towns get a raw deal. They earn less, and usually work longer hours, than doctors in big-city hospitals.

  • If it wasn't for the transport workers union, drivers would still be getting low wages and a raw deal all round.

Quick Quiz

Stan thinks he got a raw deal from his insurance company, so he's writing a letter

a. to thank them

b. to complain to them

c. to congratulate them
a) to thank them b) to complain to them c) to congratulate them

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Contributor: Matt Errey