informal A situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment: pensioners have had a raw deal
More example sentences
- Women academics continue to get a raw deal.
- She warns that even if the December text is agreed to, it still offers a raw deal to developing countries, and would result in a ‘host of legal and bureaucratic red tape’.
- Counsel for the Member of Parliament yesterday attempted to guillotine the judgement passed on the appellant suggesting that his client had been given a raw deal.