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English definition of “twist/turn the knife (in the wound)”

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twist/turn the knife (in the wound)

to make someone who is annoyed, worried, or upset feel even worse: Just to turn the knife a little, he told me he'd seen my old girlfriend with her new man.
Translations of “twist/turn the knife (in the wound)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 揭人傷疤, 往傷口上撒鹽…
in Chinese (Simplified) 揭人伤疤, 往伤口上撒盐…
(Definition of twist/turn the knife (in the wound) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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