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Slap in the face

DEFINITION

Receive an insult. The phrase does not mean a physical slap in one’s face, but your words or reaction accomplished the same outcome of shame and humiliation. (Compare to Go jump in a lake.)

“After 40 years working for that company and they laid me off without warning, that is a real slap in the face to me. “

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