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tempers frayed

Things became tense among people; people lost their tempers. Tempers frayed at Thanksgiving when Uncle Stu and Aunt Marsha started arguing about politics.
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RUBBER burns and tempers fray between two very different Formula 1 drivers in the 1970s: charismatic ladies' man James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and ambitious Austrian speed fiend Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
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