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brush·fire

also brush fire  (brŭsh′fīr′)
n.
1. A fire in low-growing, scrubby trees and brush.
2. A relatively minor crisis.
adj.
Minor enough to involve only small-scale mobilization of counteracting resources: brushfire wars.

brushfire

(ˈbrʌʃˌfaɪə)
n
1. a fire in bushes and scrub
2. (Sociology) a minor local war
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