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trigger happy

Inclined to act violently at the slightest provocation, as in They feared that the President was trigger happy and would send in troops at the drop of a hat . This expression alludes to being too eager to fire a gun. [c. 1940]
See also: happy, trigger
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His prank show Trigger Happy TV saw Dom being hailed as the funniest man in Britain, becoming instantly recognisable as the guy 'HELLO?
While my server was very friendly, if trigger happy with the salt, a cone of hottish chips was disappointingly greasy with a strange taste to match after weighing in at 230g on my in-flight scales.
Dom Joly brought viewers Fool Britannia last year, but Trigger Happy TV remains his pranking masterpiece with everything from an aggressive ice cream seller to giant squirrels.
What tends to happen with new rules is a new rule comes in and everyone is trigger happy, they cut it right down to the letter of the law.
He met comedian Dom Joly, who is famous for hidden camera show Trigger Happy TV.
This spring, gamers visiting The World's Greatest Toy Store[R] will discover a Legendary version of fan-favorite Trigger Happy, the new Dragon's Peak adventure set and a translucent blue version of the popular dragon Bash.
This was Dom Joly, the madcap star of Trigger Happy TV and ex-pupil of the Brummana High School near Beirut.
Which Trigger Happy TV comedian has entered the I'm a Celebrity jungle?
The Trigger Happy TV veteran sets out to track down the places that inspired the story and find the Black Island Castle.
ISLAMABAD, March 01, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Trigger happy Indian forces, resorted to intense, unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Batal sector, near LoC, on Monday evening.
It is his off-the-wall humor that has gained Joly international recognition, exemplified by sketches in Trigger Happy TV where he shouts at obnoxious volumes into an oversized telephone in inappropriate public places.
Bouck and his men (who were eventually separated from their officer) began an ordeal far worse than combat--surviving the last days of the Third Reich when brutal guards were increasingly trigger happy, Allied bombers raided almost daily, and thin soup was the only sustenance.
mask over his head, and chase him off across the fields in a set-up that could have come straight from an episode of the British interventionist comedy show Trigger Happy TV, in which similarly absurdist minidramas are staged unannounced for an audience of bewildered passersby.
I fished Trigger Happy and Maple boilies over a bed of hemp seed and although I fished right through two nights all the fish were caught during daytime,' said the delighted 29-year-old carp fanatic.
THOUSANDS of wild animals and pets are being deliberately maimed or killed by trigger happy airgun users, the RSPCA has warned.