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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119465: Expressions
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    Expressions


    Add insult to an injury

     

    Meaning:
    • to make a bad situation worse
    • to further hurt the feelings of someone who has already been hurt
    • to worsen an unfavourable or uncomfortable situation
    • to add to a loss with mockery or indignity

     

    A burnt child dreads a fire

    Meaning :
    • everyone avoids repeating a hurting experience again in life
    • when you are once beaten by someone or something, you always avoid getting in contact with that thing again
    • a person becomes more cautious when he or she gets hurt with something and secure him for the next time


     



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    1. The company rejected his application for a job, and to , refused to pay his expenses.

    2. After his first accident, Sam is quite careful in driving now because .

    3. First, they lost the match, and then, to , one of the players was suspended for cheating.

    4. They were already stranded in the middle of nowhere without any conveyance, then, to , it started to rain.

    5. I always prefer to keep a fire extinguisher at home once I have seen a fire caught in my office as .

    6. His brothers not only sold off all his property, but, to , they refused to pay him anything from the proceeds.

    7. He was wary of new marriage after his divorce because .

    8. He never considered my advice to drive slowly, unless the accident happened with him. Someone has said the truth, .

    9. First, the bathroom flooded, and then, to , a tap started leaking.

    10. A dog tried to bite me, and then I was so scared... , so I hate dogs now.









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