short fuse
noun Date: 1958 a tendency to get angry easily ; a quick temper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • short fuse — ► NOUN informal ▪ a quick temper …   English terms dictionary

  • short fuse — ☆ short fuse n. Slang a tendency to become angry readily; quick temper …   English World dictionary

  • short fuse — noun : a tendency to get angry quickly : a quick temper * * * a quick temper: A person with a short fuse has to be handled diplomatically. [1965 70] * * * short fuse noun (informal) A quick temper • • • Main Entry: ↑short * * * short fuse, U.S. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • short fuse — noun The personality trait of being quick to anger. Be careful of what you say; he has a short fuse. Syn: short temper See Also: blow a fuse …   Wiktionary

  • short fuse —    When someone has a short fuse, they are likely to become angry easily or quickly.     Be careful how you explain the situation. The boss has a short fuse these days! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • short fuse — n. a quick temper. □ Fred’s got a short fuse. Watch out. □ I knew she’d blow. She’s got a short fuse …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • short fuse — a quick temper: A person with a short fuse has to be handled diplomatically. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • short fuse — noun informal a quick temper. Derivatives short fused adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • short fuse — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. A tendency to become angry or irritable: irascibility, irascibleness, spleen, temper, temperament, tetchiness. Informal: dander. Idiom: low boiling point. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • short fuse — quick temper; tendency to become displeased or impatient easily …   English contemporary dictionary

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