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.
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a fire in bushes and scrub
a minor local war
noun a flower or inflorescence with numerous long stamens, usually pollinated by birds or bats
any of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, including the fritillaries, mourning cloaks, anglewings, and commas, characterized by reduced, nonfunctional forelegs.
a refusal to talk or listen to someone; abrupt or final dismissal or rebuff. an implement consisting of bristles, hair, or the like, set in or attached to a handle, used for painting, cleaning, polishing, grooming, etc. one of a pair of devices consisting of long, thin handles with wire bristles attached, used in jazz […]
fit to be applied with a brush: a brush-on paint remover. a substance that can be applied with a brush: The varnish dries more quickly than most brush-ons. an implement consisting of bristles, hair, or the like, set in or attached to a handle, used for painting, cleaning, polishing, grooming, etc. one of a pair […]