Ripped off, cheated, treated most unfairly by people or even just by fate...
The story of Shark Island!
Shark Island were the biggest band in LA in the 80's, every band copied their style, their moves, everything. Axl Rose ripped off a lot of Richard Black's (Shark Island singer) moves and got famous with them. Yep, Shark Island got well and truly shafted!
Getting screwed out of a deal
We got shafted out of leaving early
a)when someone is "jipped"
b)when someone is shutdown or brushed off
"Want to go out with me?"
To get kicked, thrown or somehow dropped into an elevator shaft.
"Man you totally shafted that fool"
"Yeah I pushed him down the elevator"
to get screwed over
Johnny was shafted by Natalie at Sam's party.
The idea comes from the practice when two girls go down on a guy. Since both girls cannot pleasure the head of the penis at the same time, one girl is forced to take the shaft of the dick. Hence, the word shaft or shafted referring to being screwed into a lesser deal or something not as desired.
man, i really got the shaft with these english groups.
Damn, you really got shafted when Leslie left you for Stan.
To be hanging out with a group of friends, then left out of all conversation and jokes while friends continue like you aren't even there.
I was completely shafted tonight; I went to the mall with a group of friends, and they acted like I wasn't even there.