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Rub it in
English Meaning 1
> to make someone feel worse about something bad, to gloat (when we speak English)
English Example 1
(After a tennis game)
“Man I was great! Did you see how I just made every ball? And that last one was so close but just inside the line! And you sucked! What was the matter with you today? You seemed to have a hole in your racket!
“Sorry I just have to rub it in a bit, cause you’re always so good usually! But not today! Come on, let’s get a drink, my shout”
(Learn English tip: ‘I made every ball’, this means ‘I made it to every ball’ meaning - ‘I hit every ball’)
English Meaning 2
“Don’t rub it in” > to tell someone to stop making you feel worse about something
English Example 2
“I have to study today”
“ha ha, not me, I’m going to go lie on the beach, maybe have a swim, get a pub lunch. . .”
“Ok, you don’t have to rub it in you know”