Add insult to injury
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Add Insult to Injury


The phrase ‘add insult to injury’ is used in a situation when something happened or was said that upset you, after you’ve already been upset about something else.

Example of use: “My car broke down in the middle of nowhere, then, to add insult to injury, it started to rain.”

Interesting fact

This phrase is a real ancient one, in fact it's one of the oldest of expressions we know of, it goes back to the Ancient Greek Aesop's Fables (circa 620-560 B.C.).