short end of stick

short end of stick
   If you get the short end of the stick, you are treated unfairly or receive less than what is due or deserved.
   

They reached an agreement but Sophie felt she got the short end of the stick.


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  • short end of the stick — If someone gets the short end of the stick, they are unfairly treated or don t get what they deserve …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • short end of the stick — n. the burden, responsibility, blame, etc., for something. □ Here I am stuck with the short end of the stick again. □ I am the one who plans all this stuff, and when you jerks drop the ball, I’m left holding the short end of the stick …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • short end of the stick —    If someone gets the short end of the stick, they are unfairly treated or don t get what they deserve.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • short end of the stick — See the short end of the stick …   English idioms

  • short end of the stick — unfair, unequal treatment He always gets the short end of the stick when he is at work …   Idioms and examples

  • short end — unfair, unequal treatment He always gets the short end of the stick when he is at work …   Idioms and examples

  • the short end of the stick — an outcome in which one has less advantage than others * * * the short end of the stick see ↑stick, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑end the short end of the stick see ↑stick, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the short end of the stick — get the short end (of the stick) to feel that you are being treated particularly badly in comparison with other people. When the mayor cut our budget almost in half, I felt like we were getting the short end of the stick. I always feel like I m… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the short end — (of the stick) to feel that you are being treated particularly badly in comparison with other people. When the mayor cut our budget almost in half, I felt like we were getting the short end of the stick. I always feel like I m getting the short… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the short end of the stick — get the short end of the ˈstick idiom (NAmE) (BrE ˌdraw the short ˈstraw) to be the person in a group who is chosen or forced to perform an unpleasant duty or task Main entry: ↑shortidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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