high-strung


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high-strung

Persistently anxious and easily startled or upset. Primarily heard in US. I've never met anyone so high-strung. She gasps every time the phone rings.
References in classic literature ?
High-strung but reasonable, that's what you are, Killeny Boy, high-strung but reasonable," he continued to mumble as Kwaque helped to roll him into his bunk.
Game Species--Each animal is an individual, but some species of game are more high-strung and more likely than others to alter your shot.
The principal cast also includes Nick Costa as Pete's character-actor roommate, Kelly Warne as a high-strung actress who is self-conscious about her age, Mark Gessner as a powerful casting director with a short fuse, and James Tabeek as his loyal-to-a-fault assistant.
Labrador retrievers, pugs, and bulldogs are subject to hip dysplasia; miniature breeds frequently must be birthed through cesarean section; dalmatians are notoriously temperamental and high-strung, to the extent that countless movie-inspired families have learned the hard way they cannot handle one, tragically resulting in an overflow of unwanted and frequently euthanized pets.
Previous BioWare games have included bisexual and gay characters, and queer characters exist throughout the Dragon Age universe, Laidlaw adds, including Mae, a transgender mage, and Herren and Wade, a shopkeeper and his high-strung blacksmithing partner.
0-liter's turbo system is that it can seem high-strung.
The more temperamental animals continued to act high-strung and flighty after the endotoxin challenge.
Yet Lopez still applied her own stamp through coaching--she's taught ballet for years and served as executive director of The George Balanchine Foundation--and showcasing young wonders such as 2011 "25 to Watch" Renan Cerdeiro (a high-strung god in Apollo) and Nathalia Aria and Jennifer Lauren (winsome Blue Girls in Les Patineurs) in the October program.
Taylor Swift's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together came in second, with Rolling Stone describing the sugary pop hit as "a perfect three-minute teen tantrum about country girls getting mad at high-strung indie boys".
Put up for adoption by Dubai-based animal group Friends of Animals, Obama was high-strung and temperamental, but he had little difficulty finding a new home, thanks to his illustrious name.
I prescribe 'Keys in the River' is the best medication for people suffering from this exhausting, frustrating and high-strung twenty-first-century world.
I'm completely neurotic, totally anxious and high-strung all the time.
Yosep Kang was a decent, lyrical Alfredo, though his tone was mildly high-strung.
For one, the idea of spending hours-or worse, a weekend-navigating a mall packed with high-strung shoppers, is enough to turn any man comatose.
The experience of using the new woods is akin to when I traded in my old wooden tennis racquet for one of those high-strung beauties with the massive sweet spot.