throw (something) back in (one's) face

throw (something) back in (one's) face

To reject something that one has said or done in a rude and ungracious way. I tried to say sorry for what I did, but she just threw my apology back in my face. The president has been accused of throwing her allies' support back in their face following her latest UN address.
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throw something back in someone's face

If someone throws help or advice back in your face, they reject it in a rude and forceful way. Don't be surprised if your concern for their wellbeing gets thrown back in your face. We extended the hand of friendship and you have thrown it back in our faces.
See also: back, face, something, throw
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

throw something back in someone's face

reject something in a brusque or ungracious manner.
See also: back, face, something, throw
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