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bad temper

This page is about the collocation bad temper

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a tendency to become angry quickly and easily

For example

  • Bob's got a really bad temper, so if I were you I wouldn't marry him.

  • Dad had a bad temper and he'd beat mum and us kids when he got really mad.

Quick Quiz

If someone's got a bad temper, they

a. have trouble staying calm

b. should get a new temper

c. might need an operation

Contributor: Matt Errey