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add fuel to the fire

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Definition


To make a bad situation even worse. To encourage or feed a growing problem.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: hurt, worsen
Examples of idiom “add fuel to the fire” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SHEagency'
    SHEagency:

    #shetip Violence doesn't solve anything. It just add fuel to the fire.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MLeeV'
    MLeeV:

    @rbrtpttnsn Why do you add fuel to the fire with this account? Theres probably a girl taking a taxidermy class with you in mind right now.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'arthur_clau'
    arthur_clau:

    a true friend will never add fuel to the fire....

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'barbiesnow'
    barbiesnow:

    @Solly_Forell Sarah Palin has set up the blazing inferno of division, don't blame anyone else..Limbaugh and Beck have added fuel to the fire

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ClipsNChips'
    ClipsNChips:

    Obama meeting with Stupak over an exec order on abortion only adds fuel to the fire that funds for abortion is in the #hrc bill, but isn't

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'innov8ive'
    innov8ive:

    @racistregister it could. all the more reason not to add fuel to the fire by giving racist statements greater readership & coverage.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'chepurko'
    chepurko:

    All we need now are shorts to add fuel to the fire. $AUDUSD $AUDJPY

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'cassandra1412'
    cassandra1412:

    My back hurts, feels like I'm dying. Can't.Breathe.Uuugh. And now I have to work and add fuel to the fire -.-

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'skeenosparkz'
    skeenosparkz:

    if i end up with out a phone tonight,its just gunna add fuel to the fire..

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'GubbyTJones'
    GubbyTJones:

    @ebertchicago My wife always says Johnny Depp is yummy. Way to add fuel to the fire!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Rachelstfu'
    Rachelstfu:

    Some people like to add fuel to the fire.