rub salt in the wound

rub salt in the wound
To make an injury feel worse.

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  • rub salt into the wound — informal phrase to make a bad situation even worse for someone Thesaurus: to make something worsesynonym Main entry: rub * * * rub salt into the (or someone s) wound make a painful experience even more painful for someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub salt into the wound — ► rub salt into the wound make a painful experience even more painful. Main Entry: ↑salt …   English terms dictionary

  • rub salt in the wound — cause it to be worse, aggravate, add insult to injury    If you criticize a student s work in front of the class, you are rubbing salt in the wound …   English idioms

  • rub salt in the wound — to make a difficult situation even worse for someone. Losing was bad enough, having to watch them receiving the trophy just rubbed salt into the wound …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub salt into the wound — to make a difficult situation even worse for someone. Losing was bad enough, having to watch them receiving the trophy just rubbed salt into the wound …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub salt into the wound — place salt on an injury, make a matter worse than it already is …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rub salt into the wound — make a painful experience even more painful. → salt …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub salt into the wound — informal to make a bad situation even worse for someone …   English dictionary

  • rub salt into somebody's wounds — rub ˈsalt into the wound | rub ˈsalt into sb s wounds idiom to make a difficult experience even more difficult for sb Main entry: ↑rubidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub salt in/into someone's wounds — (or rub salt in/into the wound) informal : to make a difficult situation even worse for someone It s bad enough that he beat me, but the way he keeps talking about it is just rubbing salt in the wound. • • • Main Entry: ↑rub rub salt in/into… …   Useful english dictionary

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