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 Flap-dragons.Flare-up (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Flare-up.
 
A sudden outburst of anger; a gas-jet or other ignitible body flares up when lighted with a sudden blaze.   1
 


 Flap-dragons.Flare-up (A). 

 
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