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Origin of trigger-happy
Words nearby trigger-happy
Example sentences from the Web for trigger-happy
Jace Lacob: While watching this, I kept thinking to myself that the grumpy, trigger-happy dad should be played by James Caan.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What the gun owner claims as self-defense often looks, on closer examination, more like trigger-happy recklessness.
The more details emerge, the more it looks as if Martin was hunted and killed by a trigger-happy bully.
But any action would be crushed by trigger-happy Republicans—and could cost votes in November.Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Ad Is the Wrong Move for Obama|Adam Winkler|February 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
However, a couple of trigger-happy vedettes let off their carbines at them, yelled, "The Rebs are coming!"Rebel Raider|H. Beam Piper
The man in charge saw Gilgamesh on the alarm screens and got trigger-happy.The Lost Kafoozalum|Pauline Ashwell
At least, he was reasonably sure that none of Klem Zareff's trigger-happy mercenaries would shoot him down coming in.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
Suppose he broke surface right in front of a flock of trigger-happy Enforcers?The Best Made Plans|Everett B. Cole
Uncle John provided our hunting excitement by turning out to be one of the trigger-happy types.Inside John Barth|William W. Stuart
British Dictionary definitions for trigger-happy
Idioms and Phrases with trigger-happy
Inclined to act violently at the slightest provocation, as in They feared that the President was trigger happy and would send in troops at the drop of a hat. This expression alludes to being too eager to fire a gun. [c. 1940]