short fuse


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short fuse

n. Slang
A quick temper.

short fuse

n
informal a quick temper
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short fuse

noun
Slang. A tendency to become angry or irritable:
Informal: dander.
Idiom: low boiling point.
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If people say that you've got a short fuse, you might want to calm down.
I've got a short fuse, so I know why Greg reacted as he did.
Fellow agents include harp seal demolitions expert Short Fuse (Ken Jeong), snowy owl intelligence analyst Eva (Annet Mahendru) and plucky polar bear Corporal (Peter Stormare).
Short fuse Cheika, who takes the reins two days before the start of a European tour, has reportedly often told players that his success in a fashion distribution company means he is not in the game for the money, but for his passion to win.
The courtroom jousting was tense as passionate Martha (a terrific Maxine Peake) broke her own rule and let her heart overtake her head in defending an old flame with a short fuse who was up on a murder charge.
He has a really short fuse and gets angry and shouts at the least thing.
The short fuse of Owen Farrell, who Lancaster insists has a 50 per cent chance of recovering from a thigh injury for the RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy on March 10, was the greatest source of concern during last weekend's ill-tempered victory over France.
It is a travesty Harwood has been allowed to keep his job and criminally irresponsible to have let an officer with such a short fuse go near the front line during volatile protests.
It didn't matter than Francis was a diplomat in every sense of the word and Morial was known for his short fuse and speaking his mind.
Hugh Wallace, in mitigation, said: "The fact is, he's got a short fuse and the police had been there four times.
Eid is renowned for his short fuse, which saw him red carded so many times in the past few years.
When items are out of stock or the queues are long, people are often stressed and have a very short fuse.