short fuse

noun
a quick temper: A person with a short fuse has to be handled diplomatically.

Origin:
1965–70

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short fuse
 
n
informal a quick temper

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short fuse definition


  1. n.
    a quick temper. : I knew she'd blow. She's got a short fuse.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
You're known for having a short fuse, according to the article.
Treat, who has a short fuse, is always being misunderstood by the people he
  robs.
Congestion for a motorist is often the match that lights an already short fuse.
We've got a short fuse, so those of you who are interested in working on this,
  let me know at your earliest convenience.
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