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Re: What is the exact word for ...

Postby hermit » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:59 am

one response that comes to mind is "rubbing it in".

for instance, when somebody always reminds another of a debt, the response might
be: "hey, don't rub it in!". (perhaps referring to "rubbing salt into a wound")

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Re: What is the exact word for ...

Postby ETutor » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:07 pm

This is a tricky one, without knowing the context of what you want to say. Here are two phrases you could use:

I did him a favor some time ago, so I often remind him that he is indebted to me.

I owe him greatly for his help. And every time I see him, he brings it up and hangs it over my head.

I hope this proves useful to you!
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