quick on the trigger

Definition of quick on the trigger

  1. :  eager to fire a gun Police officers are trained to not be too quick on the trigger.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not dead :  living, alive

    :  acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

    :  fast in understanding, thinking, or learning :  mentally agile

  1. :  living beings

    :  a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)

    :  the inmost sensibilities

  1. :  in a quick manner

  1. :  a piece (such as a lever) connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it

    :  the part of the action moved by the finger to fire a gun

    :  a similar movable part by which a mechanism is actuated

  1. :  to release or activate by means of a trigger

    :  to fire by pulling a mechanical trigger

    :  to cause the explosion of

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