Last modified on 17 November 2013, at 18:32

kaataa bensaa liekkeihin

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally "to pour gasoline on flames". A modern alteration of the now-rarer form kaataa öljyä liekkeihin (to pour oil on flames), calquing (directly or via another language) Latin oleum camino addo (to add oil to the furnace).

VerbEdit

kaataa bensaa liekkeihin

  1. (idiomatic) to add fuel to the fire

pt:kaataa bensaa liekkeihin