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rub salt in/into the wound

to make a ​difficultsituationevenworse for someone: Losing was ​bad enough. Watching them ​receiving the ​trophy just ​rubbedsalt into the ​wound.
(Definition of rub salt in/into the wound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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