informal Emphatically draw someone’s attention to an embarrassing fact or mistake: they don’t just beat you, they rub it in
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- Aren't you going to be happy unless you're rubbing my nose in the fact I got caught?
- He has won the argument, but there is no point in rubbing his opponent's nose in it.
- ‘I hate to rub your nose in it, but it is beautiful sunshine here in Athens,’ he joked.
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