Meaning of ADD FUEL TO THE FLAME in English
- ADD FUEL TO THE FLAME
v. phr. To make a bad matter worse by adding to its cause; spread trouble, increase anger or other strong feelings by talk or action. By criticizing his son's girl, the father added fuel to the flame of his son's love. Bob was angry with Ted and Ted added fuel to the flame by laughing at him.
American idioms English vocabulary. Английский словарь американских идиом. 2012