rub 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.
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rub (someone's) nose inSlang
To bring repeatedly and forcefully to another's attention.
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