English version

rub salt into the wound

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrub salt into the woundrub salt into the woundinformalWORSE to make a bad situation even worse for someone rub
Examples from the Corpus
rub salt into the woundBoro rubbed salt into the wound by scoring with their first genuine scoring attempt.To rub salt into the wound, they had Michael Mols sent off.
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