kick in the teeth

kick (someone) in the teeth a kick in the teeth - if you describe the way someone treats you as a kick in the teeth, you mean that they treat you badly and unfairly, especially at a time when you need their support.

She'd only been trying to help him and she felt that she'd been kicked in the teeth.


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  • kick\ in\ the\ teeth — • kick in the pants • kick in the teeth n. phr. informal Unexpected scorn or insult when praise was expected; rejection. Mary worked hard to clean up John s room, but all she got for her trouble was a kick in the teeth. Compare: slap in the face …   Словарь американских идиом

  • kick in the teeth — Bad news or a sudden disappointment are a kick in the teeth …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Kick in the Teeth — Kick in the Teetht Single par Papa Roach extrait de l’album Time for Annihilation Sortie 30 août 2010 Enregistrement 2010 Durée 3:12 Genre Rock alternatif …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kick in the teeth — phrasal : a sudden usually violent often contemptuous setback the pleased delegation … got a delayed kick in the teeth Time * * * kick in the teeth (informal) A mortifying rebuff • • • Main Entry: ↑kick …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick in the teeth — noun A humiliating insult or instance of bad treatment, especially when one is expecting friendship or in need of support; a sudden and unexpected setback; a strong rebuff. This kick in the teeth, brutal under any circumstances, is more so, given …   Wiktionary

  • kick in the teeth —    Bad news or a sudden disappointment are a kick in the teeth.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Kick in the teeth —   Bad news or a sudden disappointment are a kick in the teeth …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • kick in the teeth — Go to kick in the (seat of the) pants …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Kick in the teeth — a severe set back …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • kick in the teeth — Australian Slang a severe set back …   English dialects glossary


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