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pile on the agony

UK informal
to enjoy emphasizing how bad a situation is: Okay, I'll give you some money - just stop piling on the agony.
Translations of “pile on the agony”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大肆渲染不好的情況, 過分誇大糟糕的情形…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大肆渲染坏的情况, 过分夸大糟糕的情形…
(Definition of pile on the agony from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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