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hair–trigger

adjective

: becoming angry very easily

Full Definition of HAIR-TRIGGER

1
:  immediately responsive to the slightest stimulus <a hair–trigger temper>
2
:  delicately adjusted or easily disrupted

First Known Use of HAIR-TRIGGER

1834

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May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
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