Brush-fire



a fire in an area of bushes, shrubs, or brush, as distinct from a forest fire.
any small but persistent problem, as within a large organization, a department of a government, or between nations:
border skirmishes and other international brush fires.
limited in scope, area, or importance, as some labor disputes or local skirmishes.
Historical Examples

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noun
a fire in bushes and scrub
a minor local war

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