A fire in scrub or a forest, especially one that spreads rapidly: figurative news of discontent igniting a bush fire of revolt
More example sentences
- His franchise chain of sandwich shops has spread like a bush fire.
- An increase in emergency room visits of asthmatic patients was shown in the reports of an urban warehouse fire and the 1987 bush fire in California.
- Reading spread like a bush fire and could no longer be stopped.
Definition of bush fire in:
- The British & World English dictionary