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short fuse

a quick temper:
A person with a short fuse has to be handled diplomatically.
Origin of short fuse
1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for short fuse

short fuse

(informal) a quick temper
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Slang definitions & phrases for short fuse

short end of the stick

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get the shitty end of the stick

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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