get the short end of the stick

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 getting the short end, that I'm being cheated out of something.


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