Here is a sentence from my student's work:
- I also have a feeling that somebody is trying to put us out of business. People talk behind our back that there`s poor management and we`re going under. And the last audit poured oil on flames. Looks as if there`s someone behind this low-ball estimate of the company.
I have consulted answers.com, thefreedictionary.com, idiomquest.com and the English idiom & Idiomatic Expressions on this site and have come to the conclusion that the student just mixed up "to pour oil on troubled waters" with "add fuel to the flames". Am I right?
Thank you in advance.