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add insult to injury

To exacerbate an already problematic situation in a way that is humiliating; to make someone who has just experienced injury or defeat feel worse about the situation with one's words. A: "Well, it's not like you were having a great season before you broke your leg." B: "Thanks for adding insult to injury." I was already late for work and, to add insult to injury, I spilled coffee all over myself.
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do (oneself or someone) an injury

To do something that harms or injures oneself or someone else. I think you'll do yourself an injury if you try that risky skateboard trick. You sure did your brother an injury by including him in that dangerous game.
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add insult to injury

Fig. Cliché to make a bad situation worse; to hurt the feelings of a person who has already been hurt. First, the basement flooded, and then, to add insult to injury, a pipe burst in the kitchen. My car barely started this morning, and to add insult to injury, I got a flat tire in the driveway.
See also: add, injury, insult

add insult to injury

Hurt a person's feelings after doing him or her harm; also, make a bad situation worse. For example, Not only did the club refuse him, but it published a list of the rejected applicants-that's adding insult to injury , or The nearest parking space was half a mile away, and then, to add insult to injury, it began to pour : The phrase is an ancient one, even older than its often cited use in the Roman writer Phaedrus's fable of the bald man and the fly. A fly bit the head of a bald man, who, trying to crush it, gave himself a heavy blow. The fly then jeered, "You want to avenge an insect's sting with death; what will you do to yourself, who have added insult to injury?" In English it was first recorded in 1748.
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add insult to injury

COMMON If someone or something adds insult to injury, they make a bad situation worse by doing or causing another bad thing. She stood there and made him wash every part of his body. She then added insult to injury by trimming his hair and making him wear a linen shirt several sizes too big for him. Birth is such a shock, and what usually follows adds insult to injury. The poor little thing is held upside down and slapped. Note: You can use to add insult to injury or adding insult to injury to introduce a further unpleasant thing that has happened and that you are reporting. The driver of the car that killed Simon Collins got away with a £250 fine. To add insult to injury, he drove away from court in his own car.
See also: add, injury, insult

do yourself an injury

suffer physical harm or damage. informal
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add insult to injury

do or say something that makes a bad or displeasing situation even worse.
This phrase comes from Edward Moore's play The Foundling ( 1748 ): ‘This is adding insult to injuries’.
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add ˌinsult to ˈinjury

make a bad relationship with somebody worse by offending them even more: She forgot to send me an invitation to her party and then added insult to injury by asking to borrow my jacket!
See also: add, injury, insult

do somebody/yourself an ˈinjury

(often humorous) hurt somebody/yourself physically: I nearly did myself an injury carrying those heavy suitcases.
See also: injury, somebody
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On the Closed Globe Injury Classification, majority of the patients had contusion (n=20, 35.
Explosions result in four different types of injury which comprise primary injury (overpressure or implosion injury as a result of blast wave), secondary injury (caused by projectiles from primary bomb fragments or secondary fragments), tertiary injury (caused by whole body translocation due to blast wave energy) and quaternary blast injury (due to fire and heat generated from explosion)7.
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A469 - deaths, one; serious injury, five; slight injury, 30; total, 36.
In addition, based on a review of the legislation that implemented Congress' taxing power provided in the 16th Amendment, particularly the original exclusion for personal injury damages, the court found that the framers of the 16th Amendment would not have construed compensatory damages for nonphysical injuries to be income.
Officials can play a major role in the reduction of serious injury by enforcing the spearing rule, regardless of intent, whenever a player leads with the top of the helmet when making a tackle.
Further, not applying the rule creates perverse incentives by encouraging insureds to stop work immediately after an accident and to overstate the injury for fear that honest efforts to work will destroy eligibility for benefits.
Injury prevention, therefore, begins with the hiring process.
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For AP, the most traumatic event surrounding his injury was the day he awoke.
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The injury forced Green to change positions at the GM plant where she worked.
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Grading systems proposed by various researchers prior to the Vienna conference were called into question because they failed to serve as a reliable assessment of the severity of the injury.
There is a greater risk of injury in a tendon that crosses two or more joints.