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brush-fire war

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brush-fire war

noun phrase

A small-scale war that erupts suddenly and might spread (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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