add insult to injury


: to do or say something that makes a bad situation even worse for someone
People were forced to work longer hours, and to add insult to injury, the company decided not to give pay raises.

Examples of add insult to injury in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As if to add insult to injury, my aunt developed Covid-19. Dawn Alley, STAT, 16 Nov. 2023 The poor boy’s already been stabbed so why add insult to injury. Matt Thompson, Spin, 1 Sep. 2023 To add insult to injury from the perspective of the members of the media trying to cover the G20, some of the dozens of volunteers from Delhi University who were assisting the police in guiding visitors around various venues had much better access to the main summit area than journalists did. Mithil Aggarwal, NBC News, 10 Sep. 2023 To add insult to injury, photographers and artists have found that these artificial intelligence systems were trained on their work which was searched out online without their permission. Photovogue, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2023 Read full article For Southwest, the sanctions add insult to injury. David Koenig,, 8 Aug. 2023 When Gallup reports that only 24% of US workers surveyed in May strongly agree that their organizations care about their well-being, the threat of AI encroachment seems to add insult to injury. Chris Westfall, Forbes, 17 July 2023 To add insult to injury, the region has been left high and dry with no monsoon activity, which can help offset the blazing temperatures. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 July 2023 Just to add insult to injury, the Census Bureau found that the average American worker’s commute has jumped 10% in duration since 2006, and doubled over the same period for those taking public transport. Jane Thier, Fortune, 25 May 2023 See More

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“Add insult to injury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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