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"
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raw deal

An act that is not just:
Law: injury.
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In a blistering report, the PAC criticised the project, saying customers would get a "raw deal" because ministers had put BT into a "quasimonopolistic position".
Coun Brigid Jones (pictured) said: "Our schools and children are getting a raw deal. If the Government is not going to reimburse us for these academy conversions, then we are going to have to stop doing other things."
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