EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLARE-UP
The flare-up was kept inside the companion with a box of matches ready to hand.
There has been a 'flare-up' about money between Cashel and him, and it is said he 'll lose the agency.
Wouldn't there be a flare-up if I just handed it over to the old maid?
The war had periods of flare-up and periods in which it seemed to be subsiding.
I did not notice all that when she burnt the flare-up just now.
The fire had been waiting for weeks for a match, and now the flare-up had come.
I wonder you didn't see the flare-up—it lighted the whole bay.
And the silly flame ran all over the table-cloth, and there was such a flare-up!
“I came back on the first news of your flare-up,” said the newcomer.
What is the boss going to do about this flare-up with Bart Rufford?
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLARE-UP
- bone of contention
- difference of opinion