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.
Jesus, Veronica, you never used to be this high-strung .
How can one be so mellow and the other so high-strung ?
She's so high-strung you can hear her twanging.
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.
Delaney rolled her eyes at the mention of John's overbearing girlfriend, Virginia; a woman she found to be rather 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.
Leigh's interpretation has a high-strung quality, a wildness that hints in some scenes of being on the edge of hysteria.
I'm not blaming my kid, but she's very high-strung .