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(To) add fuel to the fire

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The meaning of the phrase '(To) add fuel to the fire' is to provide additional cause of anger or dispute.

Sample Usage

1. She was already angry and your reply has only added fuel to the fire.

2. The arrest of the leader of the striking workers added fuel to the fire of their anger.

3. The manager is very displeased today, if you show this report to him, it would only add fuel to the fire of his anger.

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