pull the trigger (on something)

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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.
See also: pull, trigger
References in classic literature ?
A body never knows where his lead will fly, when he pulls the trigger of one of them uncertain firearms.
She pulls the trigger, and a laser beam from her rifle zaps a sensor on her target's Uniform.
However, it has been said that inheritance, that is genetics, "loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger.
But as any reader of ``Moneyball'' knows, the question isn't if but when Beane pulls the trigger.
George Lerg, President & CEO of Traptec stated that the team's goal was to make any "back shooter" realize that when he pulls the trigger on his weapon, he will be killing himself.
Every time a California driver pulls the trigger on the gas pump, the first 36 cents for every gallon go to the government as excise taxes,'' said the Thousand Oaks Republican.
Every time a California driver pulls the trigger on the gas pump, the first 36 cents on the dial - for every gallon - go to the government as excise taxes.