Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 06/14/15 Trigger-happy

Trigger-happy (adjective)
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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