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add insult to injury

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Definition


To make matters worse.

Context : Business
Category: Idiom
Semantic: 
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Usage of “add insult to injury”

  1. I did not get the promotion. To add insult to injury, someone under qualified got the job.

Examples of idiom “add insult to injury” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'honeyelle'
    honeyelle:

    To add insult to injury, the coffee is awful! (I ended up taking-it-away, my lecture was about to start.)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'xJxVx'
    xJxVx:

    To add insult to injury, Twitter's not only blowing up right now, but it's also sending tweets to my phone multiple times.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'GrahamBunn'
    GrahamBunn:

    St Mary's just added insult to injury for my brackets but as a mid major PG im happy for the GAELS

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'KendylTrent'
    KendylTrent:

    What adds insult to injury is that one of the co-founders of the group is one of my watchers. RAGE RAGE RAGE

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'partyhardyATL'
    partyhardyATL:

    @lettmann And to add insult to injury, the taxes don't stop after death.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SexAtOxbridge'
    SexAtOxbridge:

    Oh fantastic, to add insult to injury Grazia didn't even get the link to the blog correct.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ThatScottGuy'
    ThatScottGuy:

    To add insult to injury, I just received a package from Apple. With my iPad dock in it. IPad 3G shipping status shows "processing". #stupid

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'daniel14159'
    daniel14159:

    To add insult to injury, the glorious smell of freshly cooked bacon is wafting right outside my office.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'andrewkraemer'
    andrewkraemer:

    and to add insult to injury (literally) the weather is perfect for running. I guess it is a forced vacation from exercise.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Appleonius'
    Appleonius:

    And to add insult to injury, my allergies have kicked in full gear

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Surabef2385'
    Surabef2385:

    add insult to injury! Not only do I have to pay out the butt for taxes...my car registration is also due! And my service on my car! Effff

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'JIS_1'
    JIS_1:

    “The easiest time to add insult to injury is when you’re signing somebody’s cast.”