raw deal

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adj. raw·er, raw·est
a. Uncooked: raw meat.
b. Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined: raw wool.
c. Not finished, covered, or coated: raw wood.
d. Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis: raw data; the raw cost of production.
e. Undeveloped or unused: raw land.
f. Recently finished; fresh: raw plaster.
2. Inexperienced or untrained: a raw youth; raw recruits.
a. Having subcutaneous tissue exposed: a raw wound.
b. Inflamed; sore: a raw throat.
4. Unpleasantly damp and chilly: raw weather.
a. Powerfully impressive; stark: raw beauty; raw talent.
b. Direct in description and explicit in realistic detail: the film's raw depiction of urban poverty.
c. Crude, vulgar, or coarse: raw language.
6. Nude; naked: was standing there raw.
a. Engaged in without the protection of a condom.
b. Done in a rough or unrestrained manner. Used of sex.
Slang Without a condom; unprotected.
in the raw
1. In a crude or unrefined state: nature in the raw.
2. Nude; naked.
raw deal
An instance of unfair treatment: got a raw deal from our insurance company.

[Middle English rau, from Old English hrēaw; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.]

raw′ly adv.
raw′ness n.
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Noun1.raw deal - unfair treatment
deal - the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"

raw deal

An act that is not just:
Law: injury.
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I READ Keith McLeod's wellwritten lead story in Thursday's Daily Record regarding the raw deal for creditors of the former Rangers football club.
It seems to me that the motorist is getting a very raw deal from this council, with roads falling apart, damaging motor vehicles and putting lives in danger.
Mr Sheerman said: "I have become discontent about the raw deal that too many individuals and families affected by autism receive.
IT is a common view, true or not, that the younger generation has had a raw deal from the Government since the financial crisis, at least in part because many young people don't bother to vote.
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The taxpayer is getting a raw deal despite the generous public subsidy.
Coun Brigid Jones (pictured) said: "Our schools and children are getting a raw deal.
The public should also know that the nurses who look after people with disabilities have had a raw deal too.
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I suppose there is a chance that changes will be made as the bill goes through parliament, because the disabled and young mums seem to be getting a raw deal.
I think big Garry sometimes gets a raw deal, although he still has that challenge to prove himself to everyone in the Premier League," said McLeish.