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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"To have a short fuse"

Context #1
Sara: I think I am going to break up with my boyfriend.
Tammy: Really?  Why?
Sara: He gets angry so easily.  One little thing gets him upset.
Tammy: Yeah, I have noticed that he has a short fuse.


Context #2
Chris: When I was in the 4th grade, I had this teacher named Mr. Wilson.  He would explode with anger over really small things.
Ryan: Wow!  It sounds like he had a really short fuse.
Chris:  He sure did!

Meaning: "to have a short fuse" is used when someone gets angry really easily or quickly.

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