Add insult to injury

Cunning Fox

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Hello,

I'd like to know whether the idioms "add insult to injury" and "rub salt in the wound" are still used. Is there any other way to say the same in a figurative manner?

Thank you in advance.

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Cunning Fox
 

emsr2d2

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They're both in use in BrE.
 

Tdol

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They don't sound dated to me.
 

Skrej

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They're still commonly used in AmE as well.

In a similar vein, there's "kick someone while they're down".
 
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