Idiom of the Week: “Add Insult To Injury”

Standard

Add insult to injury…

Meaning: there are three meaning to “add insult to injury”:

  1. to make a bad situation worse; to hurt the feelings of a person who has already been hurt.
  2. to make a bad situation even worse for someone by doing something else to upset them.
  3. to make a bad situation worse.

For example:

  • He said my clothes didn’t suit me, and then to add insult to injury he said I needed to lose some weight!
  • First, the basement flooded, and then, to add insult to injury, a pipe burst in the kitchen. My car barely started this morning, and to add insult to injury, I got a flat tire in the driveway.
  • The airline charged me extra for checking in a bike and then added insult to injury by charging me for a box to pack it in
  • The bank took back my car, and then added insult to injury by cancelling my credit cards!
  • First of all he arrived an hour late and then, to add insult to injury, he proceeded to complain about my choice of restaurant.

 

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