Itchy-trigger-finger meaning

(idiomatic) The metaphorical trigger finger of a person with a tendency or readiness to act in haste or without consideration; a tendency to so act.

Given any remote chance to gun down an effective spokesman for conservative economics as a secret fascist and torturer, even Nobel laureates can, we see, succumb to an itchy trigger finger.

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The trigger finger of a person eager to fire their weapon or likely to do so unexpectedly.
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