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rub salt in the wound

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Etymology:

Derived from the stingingly painful sensation of table salt deliberately being rubbed into an open, bleeding wound, as for torture, interrogation, etc.


Synonyms:

add insult to injury kick someone when they are down twist the knife


Verb:

rub salt in the wound (idiomatic) To make an injury feel worse.


Reference:

rub salt in the wound

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Similar Words:

Other words similar to rub salt in the wound can be found below:

1.rub
2.RUB
3.rub down
4.rub elbows with
5.rub in
6.rub it in
7.rub of the green
8.rub off
9.rub off on
10.rub out
11.rub salt in the wound
12.rub somebody the wrong way
13.rub up against
14.ruba-dub
15.rubaboo
16.rubadub
17.rubaiyat
18.rubato
19.rubbage
20.rubber
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