American Idioms and Expressions

Add Insult To Injury Idiom

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add insult to injury
What does add insult to injury mean?
to make a person who feels bad feel worse, to make a bad situation worseOur boss added insult to injury when she refused to let us use the telephone as well as the computers during lunch.
add insult to injury
What does add insult to injury mean?
to make a person who already feels bad to feel worse, to make a bad situation worse Our boss added insult to injury when she refused to let us use the Internet during lunch.


Some Random Idioms
smack into (someone or something)
What does "smack into (someone or something)" mean?
to collide/hit someone or somethingThe car ran smack into the car in front of it.
crunch numbers
What does "crunch numbers" mean?
to do mathematical calculationsOur accountant loves to crunch numbers and he is one of the top managers in our company.
you can lead a horse to water (but you can't make it drink)
What does "you can lead a horse to water (but you can't make it drink)" mean?
you can give someone the opportunity to do something but you cannot force him or her to do it if they do not want to You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink and no matter how hard we try to help my cousin get a job he will not make any effort to find one.

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a passport to (something)
What does "a passport to (something)" mean?
something that allows something good to happenA university education is often a passport to a better job.
in character
What does "in character" mean?
as usual, typical, in the way that a person usually behavesSupporting the members of her staff is in character with the way our manager does business.
bargain for (something)
What does "bargain for (something)" mean?
to anticipate something, to take something into account The difficulty of the job was more than I had bargained for.

move into (something)
What does "move into (something)" mean?
get started in a new job or businessOur company has decided to move into the retail sales of computers.
time and a place for everything
What does "time and a place for everything" mean?
there are times and places when something should be done and other times in which they should not be doneThere is a time and a place for everything and a symphony concert is not the place to discuss business.
head over heels
What does "head over heels" mean?
upside down, head firstHe fell head over heels when his bicycle hit the wall.
draw up (something)
What does "draw up (something)" mean?
to put something in writingThey were able to draw up the contract while we were waiting.
first come, first served
What does "first come, first served" mean?
the person who comes first will have his turn first"First come, first served" my aunt called as she put the food on the table.

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