rub in

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rub in

  1. (transitive) To apply by rubbing.
    • 2006 July 19, “On The Fridge”, Washington Post:
      Flattening chicken breast halves serves two purposes: It provides more surface area to rub in the Greek-influenced seasoning, and it ensures that the chicken cooks quickly.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To irritatingly make a point.
    • 2003 March 9, Glenn Davis, “U.S. vs. Mexico a day of celebration, opportunity”, Houston Chronicle:
      Postcards from Florida might mean someone is rubbing in the fact he or she has been lounging on the white, sandy beaches

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