He had a short fuse and would sometimes berate her when she spoke too much to Gluck.
There is a short fuse and a certain explosion at the end of this piece of treachery.
With everyone on such a short fuse, no Obama Sunday talk marathon is going to calm anyone down.
Don't treat business as though it were a lighted fire-cracker with a short fuse.
Grief touched the short fuse to his cigarette and threw the stick.
Besides the alarm, theres a little surprise on a short fuse.
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.
The next moment Dan had held the end of the short fuse he had provided to the candle, and a slight spluttering began.