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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I forgot the way to say it

When you try to say this expression to someone "I don't want to add more pain to the pain that you already have"

So the expression goes like "I don't wanna put salt on your wounds" or something like that (that's just amateur expression that I just made up)

Anyone knows how the real expression goes like? I need it for something that I'm trying to write

Thanks
post #2 of 16
I know it! But it's not coming down from my brain to my fingers at the moment! I'll think on it!
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
I know it! But it's not coming down from my brain to my fingers at the moment! I'll think on it!
Yeah, I've just at this moment googled and found: Rub salt in the wound - that might the one?
post #4 of 16
That's not the one I'm thinking of. I always take that one as meaning to purposely add pain, not like where you have to tell someone bad news even though you dont want to.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
That's not the one I'm thinking of. I always take that one as meaning to purposely add pain, not like where you have to tell someone bad news even though you dont want to.
I don't remember it neither
post #6 of 16
I know I only can't remember it because I want to!

I keep coming up with "not to add fuel to the fire" but that doesn't seem quite right!
post #7 of 16
Maybe if I just type some of the ones I am coming up with it'll help you:

Not to add fuel to the fire...

Not to rain on your parade...

Not to burst your bubble...

Not the be the bearer of more bad news....
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Maybe if I just type some of the ones I am coming up with it'll help you:

Not to add fuel to the fire...

Not to rain on your parade...

Not to burst your bubble...

Not the be the bearer of more bad news....
The expression is gotta be with salt....
post #9 of 16
Insult to injury?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
Insult to injury?
Nah... the expression must contain the word "salt"
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
I know I only can't remember it because I want to!

I keep coming up with "not to add fuel to the fire" but that doesn't seem quite right!
That what I keep saying to myself when I read this thread. I think that another way of saying it....
post #12 of 16
Why Salt? Are you actually planning to rub salt in someones wounds and want a phrase to go with it?
post #13 of 16
I've always heard it as "not to pour salt on your wounds, but ...".
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I've always heard it as "not to pour salt on your wounds, but ...".
I think that's the one
post #15 of 16
"Add insult to injury"?

"Don't want to rub salt into your wounds"
thats the only thing I could think of with "salt"...
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jarvis View Post
"Add insult to injury"?

"Don't want to rub salt into your wounds"
thats the only thing I could think of with "salt"...
I think thats the only salt one...
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