to make a bad situation worse
What does "add insult to injury" mean?
add insult to injury text -
add insult to injury
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.
About the author
Copyright © 2010 by Mark McCracken, All Rights Reserved.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".