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rub it in Informal

Meaning: If you rub it in, you keep talking about something that embarrasses or upsets someone.

For example:

  • I know I made a silly mistake, but do you have to rub it in by talking about it all the time?

  • We all know that Jenny was stupid to quit her job, but you don't have to rub it in every time you see her.

Quick Quiz:

If you make a mistake, and then someone rubs it in by talking about it, it'll make you
  1. feel worse about it
  2. feel better about it
  3. forget about it

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