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a short fuse

A tendency to become angered, enraged, or upset very quickly or easily; 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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short fuse

n. a quick temper. I knew she’d blow. She’s got a short fuse.
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