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пощёчина {ж} [перен.]
slap in the face
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Translation for 'slap in the face' from English to Russian

slap in the face
пощёчина {ж} [перен.]идиом.
Usage Examples English
  • Following the acquittal of Zimmerman, Sharpton called the not guilty verdict an "atrocity" and "a slap in the face to those that believe in justice".
  • Leaders of separatist parties described the event as a slap in the face for Quebecers of French ancestry and as an insult for the francophone majority.
  • On one occasion, Galba's mother-in-law gave Agrippina a public reprimand and a slap in the face before a whole bevy of married women.
  • This decision angered director-writer Hany Abu-Assad, who said it represented a slap in the face for the Palestinian people and their national identity.
  • In December 1912, Burliuk was co-author and one of the many signatories of the manifesto "A Slap in the Face of Public Taste" with the other members of Hylaea, one of the major manifestoes of Russian Futurism, a movement of Russian poets and artists who adopted the principles of Filippo Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto".
  • The nomination almost immediately drew criticism, much of it from within the President's own party: David Frum castigated an "unforced error", and Robert Bork denounced it a "disaster" and "a slap in the face to the conservatives who've been building up a conservative legal movement for the last 20 years."
  • The Race Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon called the cartoon a "slap in the face" for the victims' families.
  • The crown prince had behaved in a careless way during an exercise and literally got a slap in the face from Hammerich as punishment.
  • On 7 March 2012, "Welt online" published under the article heading "2000 D-Mark for the famous German slap in the face" an internal statement of the SED Politburo member Albert Norden.
  • Donohue called the decision of the University of Notre Dame to award an honorary degree to President Obama in 2009 "a slap in the face to the bishops" of the U.S.
  • He also kicked Wales scrum half Dwayne Peel in the face during Wales' 11–9 victory over England in 2005, for which he received a yellow card and a slap in the face from Alfie.
  • Models interviewed called SuicideGirls president Sean Suhl "verbally abusive" and an "active misogynist", and the site a "slap in the face to feminism".
  • Tory Ireland Mell, reviewer from IGN said that Carter's season four presence on Stargate Atlantis was "underused" and a "slap in the face" to her character.
  • Toomey strongly opposed Bush's plan for comprehensive immigration reform, saying "I think it's a slap in the face for the millions of people throughout the world who decide to take the effort to legally enter our country."
  • The humiliations to the dowager duchess continued there, including a slap in the face by Konrad I.
  • Additionally, the book was also criticised for its view that feminism had become weakened and claim that the appropriate response to being groped was "a slap in the face" rather than a police complaint.
  • She would later describe these rejections as "a slap in the face [...] It's like if you don't go to a dance you can never be rejected but you'll never get to dance either".
  • In response to his dismissal, several prominent critics publicly announced that they would no longer be turning in their lists for the poll; Sasha Frere-Jones of "The New Yorker" described Christgau's firing as "a slap in the face to so many of us [...] in so many ways".
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