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Adding insult to injury

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 03, 2008 at 19:30:

In Reply to: Adding insult to injury posted by John on March 02, 2008 at 08:40:

: Anyone know who coined the phrase "adding insult to injury"?

A fairly obscure Georgian playwright, Edward Moore (1712-1757, in a play called "The Foundling": 'This is adding insult to injuries'. (VSD)

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