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Chengyu
火上浇油
Pinyin
huǒ shàng jiāo yóu
English
add fuel to the flames
Explanation
Meaning
往火上倒油。比喻使人更加愤怒或使情况更加严重。
Context
元·关汉卿《金线池》第二折:“我见了他扑邓邓火上浇油。”
Example
若吃此药,误用人参,犹如~,不出七天,必要命尽无常。 ◎清·石昆玉《三侠五义》第四十一回
Synonyms
推波助澜、如虎添翼
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语;比喻有意扩大事态
 
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