tempers fray

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tempers fray

  also tempers become frayed
if tempers fray among a group of people, they all become angry Tempers frayed when, after waiting for hours, we were told there were no tickets left.
See also: fray, temper
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SQUABBLES with other people as tempers become frayed seem to be the order of the day.
With pushchairs and walking frames, it's no wonder tempers become frayed.
As the festive season approaches and tempers become frayed, they deserve nothing less.
As the second half got under way, an undercurrent of ill-feeling between the sides saw tempers become frayed and in addition to the two red cards, three other players from both sides were also booked.
Tempers become frayed as the recording man Sturdyvant (Vincent Marzello) wants to get on with things and Ma's manager Irvin (Barry McCormick) tries to deal with matters.
When neighbours are prepared to meet face to face, a "breakout" room is available to cool of if tempers become frayed.
Find out more 0905 070 0406 (77p/min) Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22 SQUABBLES with other people as tempers become frayed seem to be the order of the day.
Excellent performances, too, from Ian Davies and Louise Brennan as the posey Fullers who find a few skeletons popping out of their own cupboards as tempers become frayed, leading to an unexpected and hilarious climax.
Tempers become frayed at training after such a bad loss and when team-mates shout at you you need to be able to handle the stick.
referee Stewart Mathieson has to step in and separate players as tempers become frayed in the crucial Blues v Wolves derby clash Picture: DALE MARTIN
As the meeting gets under way, tempers become frayed and it becomes increasingly clear that no matter what happens there will be no asylum seekers staying at the local hostel.
They are simply a temptation when tempers become frayed and there can be no excuse for anyone who takes the law into their own hands.