Add Fuel to the Fire
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Definition of the verb Add Fuel to the Fire
What does Add Fuel to the Fire mean as a doing phrase?
- &lit, add, fuel, fire
- [idiomatic] To worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation
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Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained by Betty Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick
add fuel to the fire is an idiom cliche meaning to inflame or exacerbate a situation, often one involving hostility or dispute, as Our ...
by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Add fuel to the fire Means the same as fan the flames. Add fuel to the flames Means the same as fan the flames. Add insult to injury Make a bad situation worse.* Add up Be coherent and believable. The phrase is usually heard in the negative ...
by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz
fire add fuel to the fire see fuel. the fat is in the ...
In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Deduced from Their Originals by John Jamieson
To add fuel to the fire, S. " To beet, to make or feed a fire." Gl. Grose. To beit a mister, to supply a want, Loth. 2. To blow up, to inkiudle, applied to the fire. Douglas, o. To bring into a better state, by removing calamity or cause of sorrow. Wallace.
by John Ayto
add add fuel to the fire: see FUEL. add insult to injury: see INSULT. adder deaf as an adder: see DEAF. admirable ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
PHRASES add fuel to the fire (or flames) cause a situation or conflict to become more intense. — ORIGIN Middle English: from Old French fouaille, based on Latin focus 'hearth' (in late Latin 'fire'). fuel cell D noun a cell producing an electric ...
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