Meaning of “rub sb's nose in it” in the English Dictionary


"rub sb's nose in it" in English

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rub sb's nose in it

to say or do things that make someone remember that they failed or got something wrong:

Sue failed her exam, so just to rub her nose in it, I put my certificate up on the wall.

(Definition of “rub sb's nose in it” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)