an itchy trigger finger

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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Given the reasons to believe that North Korea has an itchy trigger finger with its nuclear arsenal and the country's longstanding sense of insecurity, the deterrent and crisis stability benefits of U.S.
The Trump presidency has yet to get its very own shooting war not that it needs one but the mercurial commander-in-chief has an itchy trigger finger. It would have been infinitely preferable to let the back-channellers do their work before Trump dived in.
The White Feather had the bristling firepower of a marauding rebel army and an itchy trigger finger to match.
Ever since being thrust into the glare of the centre stage spotlight Fury has divided public opinion - there are those who idolise him as a great Briton who became the unbeaten champion of all he surveys against mountainous odds, and those who detest in equal measure because of the homophobic and sexist utterings which have poured forth like a scatter gun on an itchy trigger finger.
And your options appear limitless, at first - playing to the whims of action gamers with an itchy trigger finger, master builders, collectors or explorers.
The stats show the game could come down to a duel between the league's two deadliest marksmen - and the Pittodrie boss knows his man has an itchy trigger finger.
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. He said: "This is what happens when Chairmen keep changing coaches and that's got to be a great lesson for Hull.
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.'' The controversial soccer figure was famously sacked by Doug Ellis in 1994, despite enjoying Wembley glory as manager of the claret and blues.
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. Remember, a trophy is in the eye of the beholder!
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