rub salt in/into the wound

Definition of rub salt in/into the wound

informal

  1. :  to make a difficult situation even worse for someone It's bad enough that he was right and I was wrong, but the way he keeps talking about it is just rubbing salt in the wound.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move along the surface of a body with pressure :  grate

    :  to fret or chafe with or as if with friction

    :  to cause discontent, irritation, or anger

  1. :  an unevenness of surface (as of the ground in lawn bowling)

    :  obstruction, difficulty

    :  something grating to the feelings (such as a gibe or harsh criticism)

saltplay
  1. :  a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride, is abundant in nature, and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry —called also common salt

    :  a substance (as Glauber's salt) resembling common salt

    :  a mineral or saline mixture (as Epsom salts) used as an aperient or cathartic

  1. :  to treat, provide, or season with common salt

    :  to preserve (food) with salt or in brine

    :  to supply (as an animal) with salt

  1. :  saline, salty

    :  being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is suggestive of seawater — compare bitter, sour, sweet

    :  cured or seasoned with salt :  salted

  1. :  lustful, lascivious

woundplay
  1. :  an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues

    :  a cut or breach in a plant usually due to an external agent

    :  a mental or emotional hurt or blow

  1. :  to cause a wound to or in

    :  to inflict a wound

  1. : past tense and past participle ofwind


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