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There is a short fuse and a certain explosion at the end of this piece of treachery.

He had a short fuse and would sometimes berate her when she spoke too much to Gluck.

With everyone on such a short fuse, no Obama Sunday talk marathon is going to calm anyone down.

I offered to show them how to throw a smoke bomb, and they gave me one with an extra short fuse.

Besides the alarm, theres a little surprise on a short fuse.

Don't treat business as though it were a lighted fire-cracker with a short fuse.

The next moment Dan had held the end of the short fuse he had provided to the candle, and a slight spluttering began.

I used only a third of a stick—you know, short fuse, with the end split so as to hold the head of a safety match.


On this page you'll find 143 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to short-fuse, such as: biased, bigoted, dictatorial, disdainful, dogmatic, and fanatical.

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