Meaning of “kick in the teeth” in the English Dictionary


"kick in the teeth" in English

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kick in the teeth


If you describe the way someone treats you as a kick in the teeth, you mean that that person treats you badly and unfairly, especially at a time when you need their support:

She was dismissed from her job, which was a real kick in the teeth after all the work she'd done.

(Definition of “kick in the teeth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)