short temper

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short 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 short temper. That short temper of yours is going to get you into trouble one of these days.
See also: short, temper
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But fast fists and a short temper keep his bullies at bay.
Sentencing him at Inner London crown court, the judge said: "It seems you are a man with a short temper."
A FORMER soldier's horrific memories of the Warren Point IRA bomb in Northern Ireland have left him with a short temper, a court heard yesterday.
He added: "He had a short temper but I'd never have dreamed he'd do anything like this.