Go Down In Flames

To go down in flames is a common English idiom that has several versions, including go up in flames, go up in smoke, and go down in smoke. The expression is also interesting in that, while most idioms don’t share any real-world cognates, go down in flames could easily be confused with a literal event, describing a building being destroyed by fire. … Read more

Fan the Flames

Used metaphorically since the 1700’s, in phrases such as “fan the flames of discontent,” “fan the flames of insurrection,” or “fan the flames of love.” Meaning To fan the flames is to cause an emotion, especially a negative one, to become stronger or to incite someone to increase negative activities by causing them to become … Read more

Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame’ To be drawn like a moth to a flame means to be strongly attracted to something or someone, as if by instinct.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “A seasoned paleoanthropologist, when Fergusson saw the white glint … Read more