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English definition of “add fuel to the fire/flames”

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add fuel to the fire/flames

to make an argument or bad situation worse: The discovery that the government was aware of the cover-up has really added fuel to the fire.
Translations of “add fuel to the fire/flames”
in Chinese (Traditional) 火上澆油…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火上浇油…
(Definition of add fuel to the fire/flames from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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