Don't rub it in ! Could you give me a synonym?

  • You little ripper!

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    Rubbing something in means that someone keeps talking about something that makes you feel embarrassed or upset. Another similar expression is, don't rub salt into the wound/stop going on about it.
     

    elroy

    Imperfect mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Don't make it worse than it already is.
    Don't add insult to injury.
    Don't keep bringing it up over and over again.
     

    nycphotography

    Senior Member
    American English
    Don't keep reminding me.
    Don't say "I told you so".
    I know already!

    Bascially, "to rub it in" means to tell/remind someone of a failure of which they are already very self-consciously well aware.

    It's an emotional form of "rubbing salt in his wounds" (as mentioned previously).
     
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