rub someone's nose in something

rub it in (or rub someone's nose in something) informal emphatically draw someone's attention to an embarrassing or painful fact.
Main Entry: rub

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  • rub someone's nose in something — rub someone’s nose in something phrase to keep reminding someone about something unpleasant that they do not want to think about I know we lost – there’s no need to rub my nose in it. Thesaurus: to cause someone to remembersynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub someone’s nose in something — tv. to emind someone of something con tantly; to make a big issue about someone’s mistake. (From the practice of training a puppy by rubbing its nose in the messes it makes.) □ So I made a mistake! I wish you’d stop rubbing my nose in it. □… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rub someone's nose in something — to keep reminding someone about something unpleasant that they do not want to think about I know we lost – there s no need to rub my nose in it …   English dictionary

  • rub it in (or rub someone's nose in something) — informal emphatically draw someone s attention to an embarrassing fact. → rub …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub someone's nose in it — (informal) To remind someone continually of something he or she has done wrong • • • Main Entry: ↑nose rub someone s nose in it (informal) To remind someone insistently of a mistake, fault, misdeed, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑rub …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub someone's nose in it — rub (someone s) nose in it informal, informal to say or do something which makes someone remember that they have failed. I didn t tell him I d started another relationship. I didn t want to rub his nose in it …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub — ► VERB (rubbed, rubbing) 1) apply firm pressure to (a surface) with a repeated back and forth motion. 2) move to and fro against a surface while pressing or grinding against it. 3) apply with a rubbing action. 4) (rub down) dry, smooth, or clean… …   English terms dictionary

  • rub it in — ► rub it in (or rub someone s nose in something) informal emphatically draw someone s attention to an embarrassing or painful fact. Main Entry: ↑rub …   English terms dictionary

  • nose — [[t]no͟ʊz[/t]] ♦♦♦ noses, nosing, nosed 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth. You use it for smelling and breathing. She wiped her nose with a tissue... She s got funny eyes and a big nose.… …   English dictionary

  • rub — verb (rubs, rubbing, rubbed) 1》 apply firm pressure to the surface of, using a repeated back and forth motion.     ↘move to and fro against a surface.     ↘apply with a rubbing action: she rubbed some cream on her nose.     ↘(rub something… …   English new terms dictionary


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