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rub salt the wound

  • as inadd insult to injury
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Synonyms for rub salt the wound

verb make worse
  • add fuel to the fire
  • aggravate
  • exacerbate
  • heighten
  • provoke
  • rub salt in the wound
  • slap in the face
  • twist the knife
  • worsen
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