Meaning of “bruise sb's ego” in the English Dictionary

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"bruise sb's ego" in British English

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bruise sb's ego

If an experience bruises your ego, it upsets you because it makes you feel less valuable or important:

I don't think it broke Steve's heart when Cherise left him, but it certainly bruised his ego.

(Definition of “bruise sb's ego” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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