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highly-strung

  (British & Australian) also high-strung (American)
nervous and easily upset Anna has always been highly-strung, whereas her brother is one of the most relaxed people you could meet.
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Illegal Senegalese immigrant Samba, who has lived ten years in Paris, meets highly-strung case worker Alice.
INTERESTING comments have appeared on Facebook from a local mum on the St Chris school run, blasting expats and accusing them of being uptight and highly-strung.
Its infectious style of satire centres on the highly-strung shenanigans of widow Mrs Agnes Brown and her brood.
He is a highly-strung horses and you have to keep a lid on him.
He claimed a British obsession with being highly-strung, football rule changes and even the player's poor balance make him an easy target for critics who brand him a cheat.
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He's probably most confused by finding someone behind the till in the first place, so obsessed is Sainsbury's with forcing its customers through the demeaning pantomime of failing to competently work its highly-strung self-service tills.
If I spread myself too It had thin I'm not a good actor, I'm not a good mother, and I'm just really highly-strung - then everybody hates me.
Likely to have been poorly socialised as a youngster, your dog seems to be fearful and highly-strung when outdoors.
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99) A DARK tale of butchery in every sense, it opens in London's Smithfield Market, where the highly-strung Jess is trying to catch up with the man she believes to be the love of her life.
Jennifer Garner (Jenny) and Robert Forster (Sgt Volkom) are wasted and, set against the background of the marriage of Connor's younger brother Paul (Breckin Meyer) to the highly-strung Sandra (Lacey Chabert), McConaughey frequently seems miscast - where's Owen Wilson when you need him?
Highly-strung violinist Yarlsberg has visions of the perfect concert and the ever-enthusiastic Mr Abanathie aims to please with a variety of instruments.
He obviously feels an infinity for highly-strung stars with problems and a tendency to go off the rails.