Meaning of “rub sth in” in the English Dictionary

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"rub sth in" in British English

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rub sth in

phrasal verb with rub uk /rʌb/ us /rʌb/ verb [ I or T ] -bb-

C2 to talk to someone about something that you know they want to forget because they feel bad about it:

OK, I made a mistake - you don't have to rub it in.

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