rub salt into the wound

rub salt into the wound
rub salt into the wound informal phrase
to make a bad situation even worse for someone
Thesaurus: to make something worsesynonym
Main entry: rub

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rub salt into the (or someone's) wound
make a painful experience even more painful for someone

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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. 2012.

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