What does "add insult to injury" mean?

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add insult to injury

Definition:

to make a bad situation worse

Usage:

informal, conversational

Sample Dialogue:

A: Jim, you're all wet. What happened?
B: I'm not having a good day at all.
A: Then tell me what went wrong.
B: Well, first, my car broke down. Then I was late to my meeting, and to add insult to injury, it started to rain.







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