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The meaning of "add fuel to the fire"

" Add fuel to the fire (or flames) "
Meaning:
Make a bad situation even worse than it is.
Example:
Going into that race riot and telling them to get back to Africa was really adding fuel to the fire.
Where did it originate?:
Britain - 17th century.
Where is it used?:
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