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.

Word by Word Definitions

quick play
  1. : acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

  2. : fast in development or occurrence

  3. : done or taking place with rapidity

  1. : in a quick manner

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

  2. : the inmost sensibilities

  3. : the very center of something : heart

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

  2. : a similar movable part by which a mechanism is actuated

  3. : something that acts like a mechanical trigger in initiating a process or reaction

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

  2. : to cause the explosion of

  3. : to initiate, actuate, or set off by a trigger


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