add fuel to the fire
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add fuel to the fire

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= to make a problem worse
= to say or do something that makes a bad situation worse
= to make an angry person get even angrier
= If people add fuel to the fire, they make a bad situation worse

#1. Shouting at a crying child just adds fuel to the fire.
#2. His mild words only added fuel to the fire. Isabelle was furious.
#3. Should the government warn the public of terrorist threats, or is this merely adding fuel to the fire?

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