Meaning of “twist/turn the knife (in the wound)” in the English Dictionary


"twist/turn the knife (in the wound)" in English

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twist/turn the knife (in the wound)

to make someone who is annoyed, worried, or upset feel even worse:

Just to turn the knife a little, he told me he'd seen my old girlfriend with her new man.

(Definition of “twist/turn the knife (in the wound)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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