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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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Brown, 37, did not take the stand during the trial but the court was painted a picture of a man with a quick temper, drink and drug problems, and a troubled personal life after the break-up of his marriage.
Tommy's the 'bad' brother with a quick temper, just released from prison for robbery.
There's no sign of the notorious quick temper (and in fact the 33-year-old has mellowed from earlier series of the dance competition) when I catch up with him at the cavernous Lime Street theatre.
Connor, whose quick temper gets him into trouble all the time, learns he is to be one of these "Unwinds," and so does Risa, an unwanted ward of the state.
He's got a quick temper, a roving eye and he's already made son Bradley blow his carrot top.
Unfortunately, her quick temper and self-destructive behavior prove major impediments, even with Resler's unflagging support.
He has a quick temper at times, and he used that anger to either save lives or destroy them.
Harvick showed a flare for the dramatic as well, often drawing fines, warnings and a suspension from NASCAR officials for his rough racing, quick temper and aggressive style.
Despite his quick temper Reg developed a friendship with store worker Curly Watts and once insisted he accompanied him to a salon for a new hairpiece fitting.
With a quick temper and an overcritical nature they make great writers.
Although undoubtedly he made many enemies through a combination of conceit, arrogance and a quick temper, Bankes was an important early figure in Nubian and Near Eastern archaeology, and the nascent study of Egyptology.
He was a small, genial little man and fiercely independent with a very nasty, quick temper.
E]rrors in judgment, aggressive behavior, insubordinate behavior, inability to get along with coworkers, absenteeism, [or] a quick temper [may] constitute notice to an employer that an employee has a mental disability," notes attorney Margaret Hart Edwards in the Employee Relations Law Journal EEOC guidelines say employers must expect covered workers to fall short on such dimensions as "thinking, concentrating, and interacting with other people.
We had been dating for four years and living together for three before we tied the knot, so I was well aware he has a quick temper, especially when he's been drinking.
Judge Simon Bourne- Arton QC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, told the SSI labourer: "You're a man with a very quick temper.