rub (one's) nose in (something)

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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 in something

tv. to remind someone of something constantly; to make a big issue about someone’s mistake. (From the practice of training a puppy by rubbing its nose in the messes it makes.) So I made a mistake! I wish you’d stop rubbing my nose in it.
See also: nose, rub, something

rub (someone's) nose in

To bring repeatedly and forcefully to another's attention.
See also: nose, rub
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And who, despite that "sickening" error, will now "rub our noses in it" by making many millions on the back of it, in retirement.
It is almost as if they are trying to rub our noses in it."
Kenny also believes Jeffrey attempted to "rub our noses in it" following Linfield's 3-1 win.