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English definition of “kick in the teeth”

kick in the teeth

informal
If you describe the way someone treats you as a kick in the teeth, you mean that they treat you badly and unfairly, especially at a time when you need their support: She was dismissed from her job, which was a real kick in the teeth after all the work she'd done.Disappointing yourself and others
(Definition of kick in the teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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