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rub it in

This page is about the idiom rub it in



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

a. feel worse about it

b. feel better about it

c. forget about it
a) feel worse about it b) feel better about it c) forget about it

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Contributor: Matt Errey