English version

a short fuse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha short fusea short fuseBAD-TEMPEREDif someone has a short fuse, they get angry very easily fuse
Examples from the Corpus
a short fuseWright has a short fuse, and without the goals going in his situation is worsening.And you don't fool with those because things are on a shorter fuse in Beirut.She was standing there crammed full of enthusiasm and energy like a bomb on a short fuse.Every nerve smouldered on a short fuse.Tom's a chap with a temper on a short fuse anyway.You may find your temper on a short fuse when confronting your child or teenager for the umpteenth time.
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