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Origin of hair-trigger
Words nearby hair-trigger
Definition for hair-trigger (2 of 2)
Origin of hair trigger
Example sentences from the Web for hair-trigger
On gun control, a hair-trigger issue for Republicans who pick the nominee, Christie is in the center or even center–left field.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges|Robert Shrum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They would be making themselves a prime, hair-trigger target for Americans and Israelis unwilling to take chances in a crisis.
He called me a high-spirited devil with a hair-trigger temper.The Prairie Wife|Arthur Stringer
After you are better nourished your nervous system will not be on hair-trigger tension, and it will be easier for you.Diet and Health|Lulu Hunt Peters
Much can be done, however, even in seconds, with a hair-trigger brain and nerves and muscles tensed by the fear of death.Wild Folk|Samuel Scoville
Three bounds down the stairs took me into the cabin, my pistol forward, my nerves on hair-trigger, ready for anything that moved.Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris
The Laird of Aberlour presented me with a pair of hair-trigger pistols, and they were never out of my belt for years.The Smugglers|Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for hair-trigger
- any mechanism, reaction, etc, set in operation by slight provocation
- (as modifier)a hair-trigger temper