Daily Chinese Proverb: Aggravation

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Friday, 25 September 2009
This Chinese proverb is used to describe someone that aggravates a situation, or someone that enrages people and make matters worse. Often this proverb will be used in English as 'adding fuel to the fire'. It is literally the act or intention of intensifying and making something worse.

火上加油 ​
huǒ​ shàng ​jiā ​yóu​
To add oil to the fire

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