short fuse


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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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I'm growing up all the time in the sport, I have a short fuse but I'm learning to channel my moods."
"That is not a man who has got a short fuse. That is a man who is in control," his barrister said.
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"'ve got a short temper, I've got a short fuse. I say what I believe and I am never going to change."
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He has a really short fuse and gets angry and shouts at the least thing.
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He used to have a short fuse. I think he has done well."
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