Definition of hard done by in English:

hard done by

  • British Harshly or unfairly treated: she would be justified in feeling hard done by
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    • Faced with the complex task of establishing which party is telling the truth, family court judges tend to defer to the mother, leaving fathers feeling hard done by and resentful.
    • Several other players can feel hard done by to not make the shortlist but, after such a fine team performance, picking three players out was a near-impossible task.
    • ‘I'm fed up feeling hard done by because we have only ourselves to blame,’ said Williamson.
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