add insult to injury

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Definition of 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.

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“Add insult to injury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/add%20insult%20to%20injury. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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