quick temper

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quick temper

A tendency to become angered, enraged, or upset very quickly or easily. I'm usually a pretty calm person, but whenever I start driving I find I have such a quick temper.
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quick temper

 and short temper; short fuse
a bad temper that can be easily aroused. Tyler has a quick temper and doesn't mind letting everyone see it.
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have a quick ˈtemper

become angry easily: Just be careful how you tell him — he’s got a very quick temper and he’s quite scary when he’s angry! ▶ ˌquick-ˈtempered adj.: She’s quite a quick-tempered woman.
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References in classic literature ?
And then, her temper's pretty quick, I guess; but there's one comfort, a child that has a quick temper, just blaze up and cool down, ain't never likely to be sly or deceitful.
She is an excellent, warm-hearted woman, with a quick temper and very little judgment; strongly attached to Norah, and heartily interested in Norah's welfare.
De Ville had a quick temper, as quick as his hand, and his hand was as quick as the paw of a tiger.