quick on the trigger


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

Examples of quick on the trigger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No one but the residents of Rattlerville believe Riley was quick on the trigger. Berry Tramel, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 The Blazers were quick on the trigger to start the second half, opening their first possession with a double-reverse pass to Hayden Pittman for 32 yards. Evan Dudley, al, 1 Sep. 2021 White was quick on the trigger once play resumed, connecting once again with Falatea in the end zone. The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Aug. 2021 Miami hit Flacco early and often (three sacks), and rattling his cage made the 13-year veteran quick on the trigger to avoid getting hit. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Oct. 2020

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“Quick on the trigger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%20on%20the%20trigger. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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