an itchy trigger finger

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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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Little did any of them--least of all Lucy--realize how their lives would become inextricably intertwined via a drug deal gone bad, a small-town police station full to the brim with corrupt cops and a Nigerian mercenary with a very itchy trigger finger. Mason and Jess are well fleshed-out characters with backstory galore.
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.
And to halt any potential itchy trigger finger, Bakayoko offers the alternate reality.
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.
He has already shown his itchy trigger finger with the April 6 missile attack on Syria.
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.
For decades, fans have accused networks of having an itchy trigger finger, and the fans weren't wrong.
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.
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.
Swansea have always impressed me with their recruitment of managers who fit in with their short-passing philosophy, but their itchy trigger finger in this case leaves a bad taste ahead of Saturday's south Wales derby.
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!