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The raw end of the stick

English Meaning 1

a bad deal for you / an arrangement or deal that is not as good as it should be for you

English Example 1

“So, they’ll pay you to go, but for less money and with your own equipment?  I think you’re getting the raw end of the stick here”

English Meaning 2

English Example 2

“Please read the contract carefully tonight, I don’t want you to feel like we’re giving you the raw end of the stick, I know it’s not what you asked for but I think it’s fair.”


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