throw in someone's face

throw (something) in (one's) face

1. To exploit some information or evidence as a means of accosting or upbraiding one. The boss throws that awful presentation in my face anytime I ask for more responsibilities. The president's political opponents were eager to throw his signature healthcare bill in his face during the re-election campaign.
2. 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 in my face. The president has been accused of throwing her allies' support back in their face following her latest UN address.
See also: face, throw
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throw in someone's face

Confront or upbraid someone with something, as in Dean keeps throwing her poor driving record in her face. [c. 1600]
See also: face, throw
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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