quick on the trigger

idiom

Definition of quick on the trigger

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

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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 8 Aug. 2020.

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