add fuel to the fire : Idioms in English

add fuel to the fire

to create additional problems and cause for argument by verbal expressions of information or hurtful statements.
Usage:
Bill always adds fuel to the fire by telling Saundra that he doesn't like her cooking whenever she confronts Bill about his laziness.

add fuel to the fire in News

  • Gun Shop Coming to West Rehoboth

    A gun shop is coming to West Rehoboth. And when it comes to the town's problems with crime, some neighbors say it will just add fuel to the fire.
    on July 9, 2013 Source: WBOC Salisbury

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