have (got) a short fuse(redirected from had a short fuse)
have (got) a short fuse
To have a tendency to become angered, enraged, or upset very quickly or easily; to have a short temper. I'm usually a pretty calm person, but whenever I start driving I find I have such a short fuse.
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be on/have a short ˈfuse(informal) be likely to get angry easily, because you are tired, stressed, etc: Your father’s having trouble at work, so his temper’s on a short fuse today. ♢ Be careful what you say to the director. She has a very short fuse.
A fuse is a piece of string or paper which is lit to make a bomb explode.
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have a short fuse
tv. to be easy to anger. (Have got can replace have.) He’s got a short fuse, so watch out.