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把薪助火
Pinyin
bǎ xīn zhù huǒ
Explanation
Meaning
把:握住。拿着柴草助长火势。比喻某种行动作法会增加对方的力量或助长事态的加剧。
Context
明·罗贯中《三国演义》第六十二回:“今求军马钱粮,切不可与。如若相助,是把薪助火也。”
Synonyms
抱薪救火
Grammar
连动式;作宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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