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Rubbing it in

Posted by Bob on November 11, 2002

In Reply to: Rubbing it in posted by Prakash on November 11, 2002

: What does it mean when an American says "Stop rubbing it in" and also, "I didn't get to sleep in." The two are not related. Thanks for you help.

"Stop rubbing it in" means "you've reminded me once that I was incorrect, and now you've repeated it, and repeated it, for the satisfaction it gives you to see my discomfort. Enough. You've made you point, so stop."

"I didn't get to sleep in" means something like "I wanted to sleep for 8 hours even though I went to bed at 2 in the morning ... but duty called and I had to get up for work at 7."

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