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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

To rub it in

Context #1

Tom: Hey, I heard the Rams lost to the Patriots in the Superbowl.  Aren't you a Rams fan?
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  You don't need to rub it in.

Sara: I heard you got another speeding ticket yesterday. You got one last month too, right?
Jill: Yes, and my husband's going to freak out when he finds out about this one.
Sara:  Maybe you should start taking the bus to work just to be safe.
Jill: Thanks for rubbing it in.

Meaning: "to rub it in" is a common expression used when someone teases or reminds another person about something that is negative or embarrassing.

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