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English definition of “rub salt in/into the wound”

rub salt in/into the wound

to make a difficult situation even worse for someone: Losing was bad enough, having to watch them receiving the trophy just rubbed salt into the wound .Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersWorse and worst
(Definition of rub salt in/into the wound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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