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The meaning of "add fuel to the fire"

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