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szdaily -> Speak Shenzhen
Slap in the face 当头一棒

    2017-December-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: Why didn’t you congratulate Mary like everyone else?

B: It was a real slap in the face when she got promoted over me, especially after the amount of work I did on that last project.

Note: This is a set phrase used to describe words or actions that have offended or otherwise upset someone. Literally, a slap in the face means a slap to the face, causing sharp pain. Giving someone a slap in the face is rude and disrespectful. Any receiver of the proverbial “slap in the face” feels wounded, embarrassed and insulted. And we Chinese often say: “Never slap a person in the face,” warning against confrontations that will make people feel embarrassed.

 

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