Sure, he broke off his holiday in Italy to take command in Downing Street almost within 48 hours of the first flare-up.
The flare-up between the U.S. and Israel is sorely testing relations between the two countries.
Fluke being thrust in front of the world only stoked the flare-up that one student said “has in no way been resolved.”
mid-16c., originally "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Dutch vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Flare-up "a sudden burst" is from 1837.
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.