an itchy trigger finger

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an itchy trigger finger

1. An inclination or readiness to shoot a gun (especially at someone) without needing much or any provocation or justification. I wouldn't stay too long around here—there are a lot of people with itchy trigger fingers in this part of town.
2. By extension, an inclination, readiness, or tendency to act or react carelessly, rashly, or without due consideration. John's itchy trigger finger is going to get him into trouble with his boss someday. When you're working in a restaurant, it's important not to have an itchy trigger finger when customers come to you with complaints.
See also: finger, itchy, trigger
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While consulting with top-notch experts, The Gunny will get a chance to scratch his itchy trigger finger as he demonstrates the power and history behind a gamut of weaponry.
The options in this charming sandbox adventure are limitless, whether you're an action gamer with an itchy trigger finger, a master builder, collector or explorer.
GRAHAM SALISBURY (Lancashire) A MAN with an itchy trigger finger just now, having dished out red cards in his last three assignments and chalked up four penalties in as many games.
But according to Brown, now would not be a good time for the Hull board to get an itchy trigger finger.
Nowadays, before they have time to let the dust settle on an incident and actually think of the wider consequences, a player's ego-controlled itchy trigger finger goes off.
BIG RON Atkinson celebrated his 75th birthday by reminiscing about famous battles with Villa's Deadly Doug and said: "He'd have had an itchy trigger finger with Paul Lambert.
Swansea have always impressed me with their recruitment of managers who fit in with their short-passing philosophy, but their itchy trigger finger in this case leaves a bad taste ahead of Saturday's south Wales derby.
Given the success rate of drones used by another American organisation - the US Air Force - over Afghanistan and the PaKistan border regions, I wouldn't be too happy having anything delivered by machines that appear to go faulty far too often or have operators bacK at base with an itchy trigger finger.
Plus, you may get to relieve yourself of an itchy trigger finger.
Soon, Nomad finds himself on the frontline of a war where the only thing that can prevent a global catastrophe is an extremely itchy trigger finger and the stealth and strength options offered by his state-of-the-art Nanosuit.
But when it comes to the long-term health of a club, it isn't healthy to have a man at the top who constantly seems to have an itchy trigger finger when it comes to dealing with his managers.
Islamic Jihad, which has an itchy trigger finger, is starting to pay the price," Home Front Defense
Islamic Jihad, which has an itchy trigger finger, is starting to pay the price," Home Front Defence Minister Matan Vilnai told army radio as a days-old truce appeared to be unravelling.