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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.
Translations of “rub sb's nose in it”
in Chinese (Traditional) 揭(某人)的瘡疤, 不斷提起(某人)以前的過失…
in Chinese (Simplified) 揭(某人)的疮疤, 不断提起(某人)以前的过失…
(Definition of rub sb's nose in it from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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