Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
What you see, they reckon, is all there is: a media star of fading allure--and shortening temper, if his dudgeon over a television soap-opera satire about him called "How was I, Doris?" (a reference to his fourth wife) is anything to go by.
Yet, as the years pass, you become more, a master of getting "angry", advancing, becoming "more aggressive", with a shortening temper and moving into the "irrational".
short temper = hot temper = quick temper
The cashier was Martin's black beast, and his temper was a trifle short where the talker of platitudes was concerned. (J. London, "Martin Eden")
Last edited by vil; 28-May-2011 at 14:21.