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short fuse

n. a quick temper. I knew she’d blow. She’s got a short fuse.
See also: fuse, short
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It may be hard to lengthen a short fuse -- there is considerable research on the genetic influences on anger -- but it seems that quick tempers may hurt those who have them more than the people they get cross with.
I'm growing up all the time in the sport, I have a short fuse but I'm learning to channel my moods.
The paper said his friend, Morial, however, "had a short fuse," Francis recalls with a chuckle.
If it turns out you simply have a very short fuse, then you need to learn relaxation techniques.
At the back William Gallas remains on a short fuse and top-notch delivery at set-plays can leave them exposed.
VOLATILE Paul Bond's short fuse blew under questioning in the Teesside courtroom.
Combining a blind girl with a short fuse, an agoraphobic cellist, a barely competent guide dog, two oversexed possums and a caged hermit crab who thinks he's Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, Silvey gives readers a story of redemption, human connection and maybe love.
Gary, known to have his own short fuse on occasions, is nothing like his dad Mel and more like his uncle Warren.
BUDDING writers are being invited to enter Short Fuse, a script writing competition.
Nevertheless, at a time that obligates one to shroud one's own mind in the narratives and metaphors of absolute destruction and auto-detonation, Short Fuse reminds us that poetry is important.
The problem is that she has a short fuse whenever she misses a turn in class or forgets part of a combination.
Add to this a short fuse, a strong tendency towards flipping the bird, and an overwhelming compulsion to honk the horn, and you more or less get the picture.
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Some bangers have a short fuse that can explode very quickly once lit causing injury to anyone holding them.