rub someone's nose in

idiom

Definition of rub someone's nose in

informal
: to repeatedly remind someone of (a mistake, failure, etc.) He beat us all in the race and then rubbed our noses in it.

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“Rub someone's nose in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rub%20someone%27s%20nose%20in. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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