add fuel to the fire

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To worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'add fuel to the fire':

Add Fuel to the FireTo boost up one’s anger or trouble more with your deeds or words, when he/she is already facing worst situation
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