http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=80749 The average medium sized piano has about 230 strings, each string having about 165 pounds of tension, with the combined pull of all strings equaling approximately eighteen tons. A person high strung would very tense, as in a piano. That's where the phrase "high strung" came from.
Probably Horse racing, (High-strung thoroughbreds) but it could also derive from musical instrument use- like second fiddle or rhythm guitar, High strung could be analogous to overtightened or (Keyed Up) the tuning machines on guitars, etfc are sometimes called keys.
Spontaneous emergence of grammar.Answer Firstly, it's "highly strung", or sometimes "high-strung". There are at least two possible origins for the phrase, one from stringed musical instruments and the other from archery, the latter from a bow which has been over-strung, that is with a too-short string. The implication with both possibilities is that an implement with a string too tight is on the verge of some sort of breakdown, just as with a person who it's suggested is "highly strung" is nervy and jumpy and not completely in control.
The duration of High Strung is 1.55 hours.
some thoroughbreds can be high strung but it really depends on the horse
The cast of High Strung - 2014 includes: Tommy Cooley as Jesse
The neighbor's dog is very high-strung and it barks constantly. He's at great risk for a heart attack because he's high-strung, he smokes, eats poorly and hasn't exercised in years.
High Strung - 1991 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:PG Germany:12 USA:PG
edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight
You and Your High Strung Teen
"The Luck You Got" by The High Strung
from joey in friends
The cast of High Strung - 1928 includes: Clem Beauchamp Estelle Bradley Glen Cavender Robert Graves Theodore Lorch
made of high strung woven cotton
The code of Hammurabi
from girls ...to hissy...
in concord and lexington.
It is a French phrase.
Andy Maio invent this phrase in the early 70s