"a slap in the face"
something someone does that insults or upsets you;
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: You seem upset.
Colleague 2: You would be too if after twenty years of service with the company, all you received was a plaque of recognition.
Colleague 1: Wow. And you actually are largely responsible for the company's success. A plaque is a slap in the face.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: How long have I know Jenny?
Friend 2: Close to twenty years. Why?
Friend 1: Can you imagine the slap in the face I received when I discovered that I wasn't invited to her wedding.
Friend 2: What an insult!
There is no gerund form for a slap in the face.
1) ... legally and those who have worked hard to get their citizenship think its like a slap in the face to allow those to have citizenship and not work for it.
2) For her, it was a slap in the face, a reproach to her and her generation of twittering Polyannic cast members ...
3) The reason it angers people so much is that it is like a slap in the face.
4) ... for you to endorse a boycott of our state is a slap in the face to us Arizonans who advocate more compassionate strategies ...
5) I still cant believe this is really happening, what a slap in the face.
6) ... a job without being able to write the simplest of programs. That's a slap in the face to anyone who writes software for a living.
7) On the other hand posts and stories like this, while a slap in the face, will get some people to pay attention.
8) Thus it's a slap in the face when seniors sell out younger workers.
9) One detective who wanted to remain anonymous said reapplying for their job is a slap in the face. He even said some officers plan to band together and refuse ...
10) A too-quick concession can be a slap in the face to an exhausted volunteer.
11) A slap in the face to all of us that try to do the right thing and ...
12) The labels have already ripped the artist off, which is a slap in the face.
13) I still think the way it was done was a slap in the face to the fans.
14) ... but this seemed like a slap in the face to a loyal costumer. Not just once, mind you, ...
15) This so brazen. This is a slap in the face of the truth and of decency.
16) ... hard working people, to assume we haven't " done enough " is a slap in the face to those of us who commit ourselves to this service every day ...
17) This government is a farce and a slap in the face to every fiscally responsible US citizen.
18) ... she felt betrayed by Cindy's suicide attempt, as if it were a slap in the face of our friendship.
19) That's very clearly a slap in the face, designed to link skeptics to holocaust deniers.
20) To ask someone to substitute prayer for actual treatment is a slap in the face for all veterans.