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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It came when he was full of gin, and we, being in the same fix, just watched him shove a cap and short fuse into a stick of dynamite and stroll down toward the boat.
I used only a third of a stick-- you know, short fuse, with the end split so as to hold the head of a safety match.
After reading reports from a psychiatrist, veterans' mental health charity Combat Stress, the Probation Service and Telfer's partner, he said Telfer was vulnerable to triggers and had a short fuse.
King Ahab is arranged to marry the beautiful Jezebel, a hip chick with a short fuse, whose interest in the pagan god Baal doesn't sit well with the people.
The QC said: "Ben Butler was an angry and violent man with a short fuse.
If people say that you've got a short fuse, you might want to calm down.
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.
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.