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add fuel to the fire/flames

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadd fuel to the fire/flamesadd fuel to the fire/flamesto make an argument or disagreement worse Rather than providing a solution, their statements merely added fuel to the fire. add
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add fuel to the fire/flamesIt only added fuel to the fire.Once the process is under way, empire-building adds fuel to the fire, and more fat to the bureaucracy.
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