add fuel to fire

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add fuel to fire

  1. Alternative form of add fuel to the fire
    • 1861, Pye Henry Chavasse, Advice to mothers‎[1]:
      ... inflammation may be in the system, food would then be improper, as it would only add fuel to fire: therefore, let the cause be an over-worked stomach, ...
    • 1867, Editor, “Our Van”[2], Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes‎: 
      We have no wish to add fuel to fire, and perhaps the whole circumstance of Pastorelle cutting such a very different figure to what she did on the first day