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English definition of “a slap in the face”

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a slap in the face

something someone does that insults or upsets you: After all that hard work, losing my job was a real slap in the face.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
Translations of “a slap in the face”
in Russian удар по самолюбию…
in Turkish suratına bir şamar, tersleme, hakaret…
in Polish policzek…
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