Trigger-happy meaning

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Having a tendency or desire to shoot a firearm before adequately identifying the target.
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Inclined to react violently at the slightest provocation.
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Inclined to resort to force rashly or irresponsibly.
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(idiomatic) Having a tendency or desire to shoot a firearm irresponsibly before adequately identifying the target.

The bystanders were indiscriminately gunned down by trigger-happy gang members.

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(idiomatic) Inclined to behave recklessly, especially with machinery.

Be careful when you work near him; he's trigger-happy with that chain-saw.

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(idiomatic) Inclined to react excessively or violently at the slightest provocation.

He was so trigger-happy that he wheeled and punched me when I brushed by him in the hall.

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Alternative spelling of trigger-happy.
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