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What does someone mean when someone says “Don’t Rub It In”? In today’s #MinuteEnglish lesson, we’ll be reviewing the meaning and context of this common American idiom. Don’t rub it in once you understand how to use this English phrase!
I have two sons. This one and this one.
Now one day this one didn’t have to go to school and this one did. Well this one didn’t really want to go to school so this one said, “Oh, you have to go to school? Too bad, I don’t have to go to school today.
And we said, “Stoney, don’t rub it in! Don’t rub it in his face.”
To rub something, it means to emphasize it usually when it’s something negative like Sawyer didn’t want to go to school so Stoney was rubbing it in that he didn’t have to go to school. And to rub it in his face just means the same thing.
Don’t rub it in, don’t rub it in his face.
They are cute though, aren’t they?