a kick in the teeth

noun phrase

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informal
: something that is very shocking and disappointing Losing that game was a real kick in the teeth.

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“A kick in the teeth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20kick%20in%20the%20teeth. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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