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English definition of “to add insult to injury”

to add insult to injury

C2 said when you feel that someone has made a bad situation worse by doing something else to upset you: They told me I was too old for the job, and then to add insult to injury, they refused to pay my expenses!Deteriorating and making worse
(Definition of to add insult to injury from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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