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Meaning of “put the boot in” in the English Dictionary

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put the boot in

informal to ​kick someone when they are already on the ​ground to make a ​badsituationworse, by ​criticizing or being ​unkind: After he ​lost his ​job, his ​wife put the boot in by ​announcing she was ​leaving him.
(Definition of put the boot in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put the boot in”
in Chinese (Simplified) (在对方已倒地后)继续踢打, 雪上加霜…
in Chinese (Traditional) (在對方已倒地後)繼續踢打, 雪上加霜…
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