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Add salt to the injury

Having dropped a bombshell into the conversation, he didn’t stop there! He went on to add salt to the injury.

A mix up of

  1. Add insult to injury, and
  2. Rub salt in the wound.

Heard by Anon in Belsize Park, London, UK.

Also heard before :

Adding salt to the injury (where the emphasis is put on the word “salt”).