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pull the trigger (on something)

To make a final decision or commit to a certain course of action (about something). Jeff's been hemming and hawing about which car to buy—I wish he would just pull the trigger already! If we don't pull the trigger on this deal then we might never get the chance again.
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A score of times, with arms that shook from weakness, he would draw a sight on the animal and refrain from pulling the trigger.
Bertie started to put the muzzle to his own temple with the evident intention of pulling the trigger.
But, instead of pulling the trigger, he lowered the muzzle again, and indulged himself in a fit of his peculiar mirth.
bellowed another murderer, putting his musket to his temples and pulling the trigger.
Winkle, who was holding his gun as if he wished his coat pocket to save him the trouble of pulling the trigger, to Mr.
Tom gave the requisite pantomime to indicate the double enjoyment of pulling the trigger and thrusting the spear.
He said: "You have to volunteer to become a firearms officer as pulling the trigger is the ultimate responsibility.
The jury has heard several witnesses say Moat shouted "Oww" after being struck by the Taser, rocked backwards then forwards before pulling the trigger.
Summary: FUJAIRAH -- A man who got injured after pulling the trigger accidentally while cleaning his loaded gun was slapped with a fine of Dh6,000 for possessing unlicensed firearm and endangering his life.
Melbourne, May 25 (ANI): A man blew his manhood apart while trying to impress his friends by stuffing a loaded gun into his trouser pocket and pulling the trigger, thinking the safety catch was on.
The officer told a Liverpool Crown Court jury Bennett, then 18, shouted death threats before aiming the gun and pulling the trigger.
The officer told Liverpool crown court that Bennett, then 18, shouted threats before aiming the weapon and pulling the trigger.
How about looking where you point a rifle or gun before pulling the trigger, just as any law enforcement officer or any sober hunter would?
You are in the process of pulling the trigger by smoking.
He said the man pulled away and appeared to be checking his weapon before pointing it at him and again pulling the trigger.
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