To add insult to injury
The phrase first appeared in English in the mid-eighteenth century.
We were waiting for the bus for over an hour, and then, to add insult to injury, it started raining!
Not only did I slip and sprain my ankle, but then to add insult to injury, my brother laughed at me.
I thought it was bad enough that I failed my exam, but then as if to add insult to injury, the teacher posted all our results on the board for everyone to see.
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