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Feed the Fire

What Does "Feed the Fire" Mean?

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"Feed the fire" is an English idiom. It means "to intensify or exacerbate an already problematic or volatile situation."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "feed the fire" used in a sentence:
  • By arguing back, you're just feeding the fire.
  • Spreading those rumors will only feed the fire of discontent.
  • He knew that by taking sides, he'd be feeding the fire.
meaning for feed the fire

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Feed the Fire" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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