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sawed off

slang Very disgruntled, angry, or outraged. Sometimes hyphenated. John was pretty sawed off when he found out that someone else had been given the promotion instead of him. There's no point in getting sawed-off over a bad grade on your exam. Just study harder next time!
See also: off, saw

sawed-off

mod. short of stature. Tom called Mike a sawed-off little runt.
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They were charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition without an firearm identification card, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
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A young man fires a sawed-off shotgun in front of a fast-food restaurant.
A Fitchburg man convicted this week in federal court in Worcester of selling sawed-off firearms to an undercover state trooper faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in September.
While Xieu was being assaulted, her husband, Suot La, came into the store, prompting the robber to pull out a sawed-off shotgun and fire at La.
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on January 15th, a masked youth armed with a sawed-off shotgun entered Allyanna's Pizzeria in Savannah, Georgia.
2, were each charged with three counts of armed robbery, armed carjacking and kidnapping, three counts of using a firearm during commission of a felony, and three counts of possession of a sawed-off shotgun, according to Detective Sgt.