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kick in the teeth

informal
If you describe the way someone treats you as a kick in the teeth, you mean that that person treats 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.
Translations of “kick in the teeth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在需要幫助時遭受的)惡劣待遇,嚴重打擊…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在需要帮助时遭受的)恶劣待遇,严重打击…
(Definition of kick in the teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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