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be one in the eye for sb

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to be a disappointment or defeat for someone: His promotion was one in the eye for his rivals.
Translations of “be one in the eye for sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令某人感到失望, 對某人來講是一個挫折或失敗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令某人感到失望, 对某人来说是一个挫折或失败…
(Definition of be one in the eye for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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