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English definition of “a raw deal”

a raw deal

bad or unfair treatment: He said that many children in the city's schools were getting/being given a raw deal by being taught in classes that were too large.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of a raw deal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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