rub (one's) nose in (something)(redirected from rub their nose in)
rub (one's) nose in (something)
To remind one of some failure or wrongdoing. Often phrased as "rub (one's) nose in it." Rather than rubbing these ex-convicts' noses in their past misdeeds, we should be creating opportunities for them to help them find a better, more productive life. Whenever I make a mistake, my obnoxious co-worker is always eager to rub my nose in it.
rub (someone's) nose inSlang
To bring repeatedly and forcefully to another's attention.