tempers fray

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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As tensions run high and tempers fray during this challenging period of change, how will the customers respond to the refurbishment?
RUBBER burns and tempers fray between two very different F1 drivers in the 70s - charismatic blond ladies' man James Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, and ambitious Austrian speed fiend Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
RUBBER burns and tempers fray between two very different Formula 1 drivers in the 1970s: charismatic ladies' man James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and ambitious Austrian speed fiend Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
Holiday' might be too strong a word, as tempers fray as the reality of living under the same roof kicks in.
Congested court schedules and a growing backlog of cases awaiting trial have resulted in a justice system where decisions are delayed, costs escalate and tempers fray as frustrations increase.
RUBBER burns and tempers fray between two very different F1 drivers in the 1970s: charismatic ladies' man James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and ambitious Austrian Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
FLASHPOINT: Tempers fray in the first half of the Broncos versus Giants clash at The Stoop
Tempers fray when their car breaks down, and they seem to be lost in the middle of nowhere with fog swirling around them.
Here, Gordon puts both restaurants through a series of gruelling tests, and sparks fly and tempers fray as both sets of staff bid to prove themselves as the best of the best.
Tempers fray as both tearms feel the pressure of spending the day trying to win over potential customers and working into the early hours to deal with the dirty washing.
But as tempers fray further, Paul grabs a metal pipe from the skip and goes for Michael.
Elsewhere, tempers fray as two sets of dinner guests clash at Babette's Supper Club and glamorous showgirl Lucy Danziger becomes frustrated.
As tempers fray, erupting in violence, the menage-a-quatre fractures and one lover realises that what the heart desires most is the one thing it can never have.
Rita makes a decision about Tony's tender for the Kabin and, as tempers fray in the cafe, Becky and Roy reveal a few home truths
Tempers fray as both teams feel the pressure of spending the day trying to win over potential customers and working into the early hours to deal with the dirty washing.