Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment:‘pensioners have had a raw deal’
- ‘Women academics continue to get a raw deal.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Are we getting a rough deal from our energy providers?’
- ‘There are a variety of reasons why these farmers and growers feel they are being given a rough 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’.’
- ‘Gloucestershire education chiefs say they have been given another raw deal following the government's latest round of education funding.’
- ‘Finally, anyone who feels they received a very raw deal by being sold the endowment in the first place may be able to claim compensation.’
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