English version

open old wounds

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishopen old woundsopen old woundsREMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBERto remind someone of unpleasant things that happened in the past wound
Examples from the Corpus
open old woundsSeeing my ex-boyfriend opened some old wounds.In her innocent curiosity, Cissie had opened old wounds.Whatever the outcome, Marcos's death has opened old wounds.
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