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Chengyu
推波助澜
Pinyin
tuī bō zhù lán
English
add fuel to the flames
Explanation
Meaning
澜:大波浪。比喻从旁鼓动、助长事物(多指坏的事物)的声势和发展,扩大影响。
Context
隋·王通《文中子·问易篇》:“真君建德之事,足推波助澜,纵风止燎尔。”
Example
即或漏吞舟之鱼,而已暴鳃断鳍,颓然老矣,尚何能为~之事哉! ◎严复《论世变之亟》
Synonyms
推波助浪、火上浇油
Antonyms
随波逐流、息事宁人
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、状语;含贬义
 
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