trigger-happy

trigger-happy

[trig-er-hap-ee]
adjective Informal.
1.
ready to fire a gun at the least provocation, regardless of the situation or probable consequences: a trigger-happy hunter.
2.
heedless and foolhardy in matters of great importance and recklessly advocating action that can result in war: Some called him a trigger-happy candidate.
3.
eager to point out the mistakes or shortcomings of others; aggressively or wantonly critical: He's a trigger-happy editor with a nervous blue pencil.

Origin:
1940–45

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trigger-happy
 
adj
1.  tending to resort to the use of firearms or violence irresponsibly
2.  tending to act rashly or without due consideration

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