Meaning of ADD INSULT TO INJURY in English

ADD INSULT TO INJURY

v. phr. 1. To hurt someone's feelings after doing him harm. He added insult to injury when he called the man a rat after he had already beaten him up. 2. To make bad trouble worse. We started on a picnic, and first it rained, then to add insult to injury, the car broke down.

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