slap\ in\ the\ face

I. noun
An insult; a disappointment.

We felt that it was a slap in the face when our gift was returned unopened.

Doris thought it was a slap in the face when her boyfriend invited another girl to the dance.

Compare: kick in the pants
II. v. phr.
To insult; embarrass; make feel bad.

John slapped our club in the face by saying that everyone in it was stupid.

I don't want to slap her in the face by not coming to her party.


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

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