rub salt in/into someone's wounds

rub salt in/into someone's wounds
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.

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Main Entry:rub
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rub salt in/into someone's wounds — see rub, 1
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rub salt in/into someone's wounds — see rub, 1
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Main Entry:wound

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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