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Related to hard done by: not to mention, in the midst, in the first place, pick up the slack, wreak havoc

hard

1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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The Street is broadcast after the watershed but I don't want to listen to people using both the f-word and the c-word to tell the world how hard done by they are.
They're p***d off really and feel that I've been hard done by.
Gill might politely point out that it's hard for him to be an FA man when his full-time employers are feeling so hard done by.
He felt hard done by at Upton Park and said: "It was an over-reaction from the goalkeeper.
But the Liverpool skipper, who will captain his country in the absence of John Terry against Estonia today, said: "Gareth was fantastic in both games and I'm sure he'll feel hard done by if he was dropped.
I KNOW that many Liverpool fans felt they were hard done by in not being allocated tickets for the Champions League Final, but I feel they only made matters worse when they arrived in Athens.
County felt hard done by on two occasions when Guy Branston appeared to shove Jason Lee over inside the area, but referee Grant Headley waved away both claims.
Whoever wins the debate you can rest assured the losers will feel hard done by.
JOHN Towers says he is hard done by for pay and pensions, and draws comparisons with successful company bosses.
They will have felt hard done by when we got the goal and I felt the same when they equalised, because it came when we were playing our best stuff.
Archer, 62, serving four years for perjury, is still convinced he was hard done by.
Dorrington said, ``I am gutted, I just feel hard done by.