An aggravation that makes something unpleasant, difficult, or painful even worse.
I can’t believe Sally broke up with John the day after his team lost the championship match. Talk about salt in the wounds!
My pride was already hurting when I didn’t get the job, but it was like salt in my wound to hear that they gave it to Dave instead.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘salt in the/(one’s) wound(s)’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘salt in the/(one’s) wound(s)’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.