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

"kick in the teeth" in British English

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kick in the teeth

informal If you ​describe the way someone ​treats you as a kick in the ​teeth, you ​mean that that ​persontreats you ​badly and ​unfairly, ​especially at a ​time when you need ​theirsupport: 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)
Translations of “kick in the teeth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在需要帮助时遭受的)恶劣待遇,严重打击…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在需要幫助時遭受的)惡劣待遇,嚴重打擊…
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