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.
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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.
I wouldn't withdraw a word of it, for Orangemen have been remote and sometimes proximate causes of division and hate over the years, raising the question whether the one who pulls the trigger is always the most guilty.
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.
But we are counseling our clients and partners that being prepared to jump in immediately once someone else pulls the trigger will be the key to capitalizing on the changing settlement services environment in the mortgage loan industry.
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