salt in the/(one's) wound(s)(redirected from salt in a wounds)
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salt in the/(one's) wound(s)
An aggravation that makes something unpleasant, difficult, or painful even worse. I can't believe Sally broke up with John the day after his team lost the championship match. Talk about salt in the wounds! My pride was already hurting when I didn't get the job, but it was like salt in my wound to hear that they gave it to Dave instead.
See also: salt