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- verb idiomatic To
deliberatelydo or say something to worsena difficult situationor increasea person's distress, irritation, or anger.
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Derived from the fact that the act of twisting a knife that is still inside someone who has just been stabbed will widen the wound and increase the pain that is already being suffered.
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