a little pot is soon hot

a little pot is soon hot

A person small in stature or of mind is quickly made angry. A play on the idea that a little pot boils quickly because it cannot hold much water. Watch out when you deal with that little guy, Denny—he snaps at everyone and definitely lives up to the idea that a little pot is too soon hot! My mom has quite a temper, much more than my dad does. "A little pot is soon hot," indeed. After a weekend with my toddlers, and all their tantrums, you'll know that little pots are soon hot.
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