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  1. add insult to injury(Verb)

    To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavourable situation

  2. Origin: This was derived from the fables of Phaedrus in the first century AD. The story was of a bald man who swats at a fly which has just bitten him on the head, but instead hits himself on the head. The fly comments, "You wished to kill me for a touch. What will you do to yourself since you have added insult to injury". The actual wording appears in English from the middle of the 18th century.

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  1. Add Insult to Injury

    Add Insult to Injury is the fourth album by British electronic musicians Add N to. It was released on October 16, 2000 by Mute Records. The album is essentially two mini-albums fused together, as half was written and performed by Ann Shenton and Steve Claydon, while the other half was written and performed by Barry 7, with occasional help from Dean Honer from The All Seeing I. Early prints of the album came with 'scratch and sniff' panels, and stickers.

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