(the) rough end of the pineapple

(the) rough end of the pineapple
the ˌrough end of the ˈpineapple idiom
(AustralE, informal) a situation in which sb is treated badly or unfairly
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  • the rough end of the pineapple — n Australian a disadvantageous position, the worst of a deal. A colourful alternative to such phrases as the sharp end of the stick or the shitty end of the stick …   Contemporary slang

  • Rough end of the pineapple — bad deal or bad end of something; raw deal; the worst part of a bargain; stick, sharp end of …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rough end of the pineapple — Australian Slang bad deal or bad end of something; raw deal; the worst part of a bargain; stick, sharp end of …   English dialects glossary

  • get the rough end of the pineapple — australian informal phrase to be treated in an unfair way Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: pineapple …   Useful english dictionary

  • pineapple — get the rough end of the pineapple Get a raw deal, be treated badly Sally got the sack? She really got the rough end of the pineapple! The force of the phrase derives partly from the fact that either end of a pineapple is rough , although the end …   Australian idioms

  • pineapple — UK [ˈpaɪnˌæp(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms pineapple : singular pineapple plural pineapples a large fruit that is yellow and juicy inside and has a thick yellow brown skin with sharp points on it • get the rough end of the… …   English dictionary

  • pineapple — /ˈpaɪnæpəl / (say puynapuhl) noun 1. the edible juicy fruit (somewhat resembling a pine cone) of a tropical plant, Ananas comosus, being a large collective fruit developed from a spike or head of flowers, and surmounted by a crown of leaves. 2.… …  

  • pineapple — pine|ap|ple [ paın,æpl ] noun count or uncount a large fruit that is yellow and JUICY inside and has a thick yellow brown skin with sharp points on it get the rough end of the pineapple AUSTRALIAN INFORMAL to be treated in an unfair way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pineapple — n Australian See the rough end of the pineapple …   Contemporary slang

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