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Something unexpectedly said or done which causes shock or offense; an insult, rebuke, or rebuff.

That Joan's ex-boyfriend turned up to the school dance with Mary was a slap in the face for Joan, and now the girls are no longer best friends.

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slap in the faceUsed other than as an idiom: see slap, in, the, face.
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