rub somebody's nose in it

rub (one's) nose in it

To remind one of one's failures or wrongdoings. Whenever I make a mistake, my obnoxious co-worker is always eager to rub my nose in it.
See also: nose, rub
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rub somebody’s ˈnose in it

(also rub it ˈin) (informal) continue reminding somebody about a mistake they have made or an unpleasant truth: She’s always rubbing my nose in it. She’s never forgiven me for not taking that job.I know I made the wrong decision, but there’s no need to rub it in, is there?
See also: nose, rub
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