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

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.Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of twist/turn the knife (in the wound) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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