a slap in the face

noun phrase

Definition of a slap in the face

: a surprising act that offends or insults someone Her decision to leave the company to work for our competitors was a slap in the face.

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“A slap in the face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20slap%20in%20the%20face. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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