Meaning of 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.
Pronunciation: (brush'fīr"), [key]
- limited in scope, area, or importance, as some labor disputes or local skirmishes.
- brush fire (Thesaurus)