Origin of trigger-happy
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How to use trigger-happy in a sentence
So, as far as Mexican officials like Peña Nieto are concerned, the goal is to keep their countrymen here — and keep them happy.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How do you celebrate when happy occasions are colored by loss and absence?
He seemed by all appearances perfectly happy to let the Republicans control the state senate.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The church was not happy with his views, and there was talk of excommunication.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We wish each and every one of you a happy and safe new year,” Giorgio said at the very end.
And that was that if he and his wife were to ever live together again and be happy, the family were to be kept out of it.
Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
Liszt gazed at "his Hans," as he calls him, with the fondest pride, and seemed perfectly happy over his arrival.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
M'Bongo and his whole court are now clothed, I am happy to say, at least to a certain extent.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.
British Dictionary definitions for trigger-happy
Other 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]