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add insult to injury

Definition of add insult to injury in English:

Act in a way that makes a bad situation worse: to ask our members to accept a pay cut adds insult to injury
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  • And it's not just the money - bad pay just adds insult to injury.
  • Mixing your drinks adds insult to injury and increases the amount of toxins you have to cope with.
  • It is already hard enough to sit in a traffic jam without Begg wishing to add insult to injury by asking motorists to pay extra for the inconvenience.
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