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“Rub it in” means “to talk about something you know will upset or embarrass someone”.Example: I know I made a silly mistake, but do you have to rub it in by talking about it all the time?Origin: This idiom is a short form of the phrase ‘rub salt in the wound’. Having an open wound is usually very painful but rubbing salt into it would hurt a lot and probably make you even more upset! Therefore, if you ‘rub salt in the wound’ or ‘rub it in’, you make someone feel more ...

“Rub it in” means “to talk about something you know will upset or embarrass someone”. Example: I know I made a silly mistake, but do you have to rub it in by talking about it all the time?

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