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
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