add\ insult\ to\ injury
v. phr.
1. To hurt someone's feelings after doing him harm.

He added insult to injury when he called the man a rat after he had already beaten him up.

2. To make bad trouble worse.

We started on a picnic, and first it rained, then to add insult to injury, the car broke down.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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