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    Do you know the meaning of to be hard done by? Thank you LIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisette
    Do you know the meaning of to be hard done by? Thank you LIS

    it's an idiom which means one is being treated badly or unfairly.

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    Jason is always complaining either about his paycheck or his boss. He tends to forget he drives the comapny's car, doesn't pay a nickel for the gas and gets free lunches - all courtesy of the company and his boss. He certainly isn't hard done by!


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