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Idiom of the day: Rub it in

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rub it in

This cartoon is based on the idiom, rub it in.

rub it in - if someone rubs it in, they keep talking about something or doing something that makes you upset or embarrassed.

"We all know she made a mistake, but you don't have to rub it in."

"I wanted to rub it in, so I said, "I'll be thinking of you working while I'm on vacation.""

"John failed hix exam, so to rub his nose in it, I put my certificate up on the wall."