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English definition of “feel hard done-by”

feel hard done-by

(also feel hard done-to) UK
to feel that you have been treated unfairly: I'm feeling hard done-by because I've been taking care of the kids all week and Steve's been out every night.Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of feel hard done-by from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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