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31 / 03 / 2005

RUB SALT INTO THE WOUND: meaning and examples

Good morning, Today we will be looking at the final query from Chris's students. Today's expression is: to rub salt into the wound It means: to make a difficult situation even worse for someone. Example 1: The recent killing of an Italian secret service agent by American soldiers has rubbed salt into Berlusconi's wounds. Example 2: The publication by the press of photographs of the actor in a nightclub with a top model have rubbed salt into his wounds. His wife of twelve years has now decided to file for divorce, citing the pictures as evidence. If you have any questions about this expression, please don't hesitate to contact me, or you can contact Chris, who submitted these questions. Thanks once again to Chris's students for the interesting expressions. Have a good day!