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dogsbody70 (Offline)
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07-28-2011, 01:19 PM

Originally Posted by Supperman View Post

There is a Japanese idiom equivalent to "Add insult to injury";
泣きっ面に蜂 (a bee sting to the crying face. When a child is crying, a bee flies to him and stings into his face.) Surely that is Literal. It actually Happened.I lost my wallet at IN the street yesterday, and to add insult to injury, I got lost. Yes: I think ("To make matters worse" is more appropriate.)I lost my credit-card two weeks ago, and then to add insult to injury, a lot of expensive demand notes have arrived (FOR)at me, which I don't remember.

I had a severe headache and took a pain killer, and then to add insult to injury, my stomach began to ache.

My English teacher corrected my English essay completely, and BUT to add insult to injury, he denied my personality. (

( I wonder what he meant by that-- How could he deny your personality?

I and my wife divorced, and then to add insult to injury, my daughter's gone with her. ( My wife and I divorced--)Hey! It seems impossible to write something happy, with this idiom!
Good try Supperman.
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