fling (something) up in (one's) face

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fling (something) up in (one's) face

To exploit some information or evidence as a means of accosting or upbraiding one. The boss flings that awful presentation up in my face anytime I ask for more responsibilities. The president's political opponents were eager to fling his signature healthcare bill up in his face during the re-election campaign.
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fling something up in someone's face

Fig. to bring a problem up and confront someone with it. Don't fling it up in my face! It's not my fault! I don't like anyone to fling up my past in my face.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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