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Nervous and easily upset.‘a high-strung racing thoroughbred’
- ‘The race was delayed 15 minutes, a potential disaster for Hat Trick and fellow high-strung horses Rakti and Asakusa Den'en from Japan.’
- ‘She's so high-strung you can hear her twanging.’
- ‘He was a difficult man - high-strung and unpredictable, at times nearly hysterical.’
- ‘Set in the 1930s, the play shows us the high-strung Albertine as a frighteningly intense 20 year old.’
- ‘I'm not blaming my kid, but she's very high-strung.’
- ‘How can one be so mellow and the other so high-strung?’
- ‘The high-strung Sadler's Wells colt galloped smoothly, but returned to the barn lathered up on his neck, a sign of nervousness he has betrayed before many of his European races.’
- ‘Actors were high-strung at the best of times, but with the pressure of performance couples frequently fought, tearing the cast apart.’
- ‘‘Listen, she's just a little high-strung at the moment,’ he explained, gesturing lightly towards Sydney.’
- ‘And I heard that he came across as very tense and high-strung, while Coleman was more relaxed and natural.’
- ‘On top of that, the couple - John the nice passive accommodator to Deb's high-strung perfectionism - are going through marital problems that neither of them are able to articulate.’
- ‘Earlier this year, the Valley Center doctors had to deal with a request from a high-strung expectant mother who had been bedridden in Valley Hospital for a month to prevent premature birth.’
- ‘He scoots from machine to machine, checking e-mail and monitoring file-trading activity while occasionally scolding Cookie, his high-strung pit bull puppy.’
- ‘I was always a bit high-strung and a bit neurotic.’
- ‘If you're a red-faced hockey dad in Massachusetts, a high-strung cheerleading mom in Texas or some other species of overzealous sports parent, be warned.’
- ‘Delaney rolled her eyes at the mention of John's overbearing girlfriend, Virginia; a woman she found to be rather high-strung.’
- ‘The Brazilian fans' samba rhythms may be loose, but when it comes to their national team, they are incredibly high-strung and impatient.’
- ‘Jesus, Veronica, you never used to be this high-strung.’
- ‘I do have to say, however, that Mrs. D. turned out to be an okay lady and inexplicably rather fond of me, but that woman was so high-strung I always wanted to ask her if she'd taken her pills that day.’
- ‘Leigh's interpretation has a high-strung quality, a wildness that hints in some scenes of being on the edge of hysteria.’
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