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    bebe is offline Newbie
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    Idiom help

    Hi, I would like to know if there's any idiomatic expression that means "fuel somebody's arguments", something like the french one "mettre de l'eau au moulin de quelqu'un".
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    Allisa is offline Newbie
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    Re: Idiom help

    I don't know what the French expression means but I think I can help you. An English expression which means "to make an argument worse" is "to add fuel to the fire/flames".

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