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high-strung Line breaks: high-strung

Definition of high-strung in English:


North American
Another term for highly strung.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • I was always a bit high-strung and a bit neurotic.
  • How can one be so mellow and the other so high-strung?
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