(verb) to make a bad experience even more painful
Boyfriend: I have bad news. I’m breaking up with you.
Boyfriend: I think we are too different. I think we should separate.
Girlfriend: I can’t believe this! *cries*
Boyfriend: I don’t want to add insult to injury, but do you mind if I call your best friend?
When Sheila discovered that she had failed the test, she was upset. The professor added insult to injury when he told her that she would not be able to graduate because of her poor mark.
The manager is really unpopular because he is always adding insult to injury when he criticizes his employees harshly.
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