add insult to injury

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Englisch - Türkisch
(Konuşma Dili) üstüne üstlük yapmak
(deyim) tuz biber ekmek
add insult injury
tüy dikmek
to add insult to injury
tüy dikmek
Englisch - Englisch
To further a loss with mockery or indignity

As if the hostile takeover weren't enough, to add insult to injury they scrapped ninety percent of our products and replaced them with their own.

hit someone when he is already down, hurt someone even more than he is already hurt
to add insult to injury
(deyim) Said when you feel that someone has made a bad situation worse by doing something else to upset you

They told me I was too old for the job, and then to add insult to injury, they refused to pay my expenses!.

add insult to injury


    add in·sult to in·ju·ry

    Türkische aussprache

    äd însʌlt tı încıri


    /ˈad ənˈsəlt tə ˈənʤərē/ /ˈæd ɪnˈsʌlt tə ˈɪnʤɜriː/


    () This was derived from the fables of Phaedrus in the first century AD. The story was of a bald man who swats at a fly which has just bitten him on the head, but instead hits himself on the head. The fly comments, "You wished to kill me for a touch. What will you do to yourself since you have added insult to injury". The actual wording appears in English from the middle of the 18th century.

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