short-tempered

Idiom

Short-tempered

Definition

Describes a person who has a quick temper and gets angry easily

Origin

Late 16th century

Examples

My boss is so short-tempered, he lashes out at the smallest mistake

My mother has a short-tempered personality, so I try to avoid provoking her when I can

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