Redwoods are the oldest and largest trees in the world, and they grow in America and China. The name Redwood comes from its cinnamon-red bark. Redwoods have very thick bark which has a lot of water inside and produces tannins which form a protective layer against fire. Over time as the tree survives more fires, the fire will eventually find its way into the tree through cracks in the bark. Fire benefits redwoods by removing non-fireproof plants and trees around them which gives Redwoods access to more light and nutrients.
How do you put out a fire? Take away the heat, fuel, and oxygen.
Hello and welcome to episode 94…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… add fuel to the fire
Do not get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reaction.
add fuel to the fire …if something adds fuel to a conflict or debate …it makes the conflict or debate more intense…to make an argument or bad situation worse
Your question will only make the situation worse.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… add fuel to the fire
Your question will only add fuel to the fire.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … add fuel to the fire
The decision to voice my opinion only added fuel to the fire.
I did not intend for my comments to add fuel to the fire.
This is an ongoing debate, and your remarks will only add fuel to the fire.
fuel is used as a noun in the idiom … add fuel to the fire
fuel is a material that is burned to produce heat or power
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
Do you frequently argue with other people?
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add fuel to the flames
Your question will only add fuel to the flames.
fuel | NOUN
a material such as oil, gas, coal… that is burned to produce heat or power