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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And then all I have to do is pull the trigger, eight times, as fast as I can quiver my finger.
Before he got his feet, I had clapped a pistol to his back, and might have shot him, too; only at the touch of him (and him alive) my whole flesh misgave me, and I could no more pull the trigger than I could have flown.
But before ever he could pull the trigger an avalanche of muscle was upon him, and he went down to the rotting vegetation of the jungle with five sinewy fingers at his throat.
I grabbed von Schoenvorts' arm and jerked him away before he could strike again, if such had been his intention, and then he raised his little stick to strike me; but before it descended the muzzle of my pistol was against his belly and he must have seen in my eyes that nothing would suit me better than an excuse to pull the trigger.
As he spoke he raised his arbalest to his shoulder and was about to pull the trigger, when a large gray stork flapped heavily into view skimming over the brow of the hill, and then soaring up into the air to pass the valley.
It's not a question of shooting with the right hand or the left; it's a question of holding one of your hands as though you were going to pull the trigger of a pistol with your arm bent.
All this I saw, and my brain now working rapidly, I thought a thousand thoughts; and yet I could not pull the triggers.
A MAN who shot dead his pal after the victim dared him to pull the trigger was jailed for four years yesterday.
The quickest way to do a trigger job on a Glock is to start swapping out springs, but if you don't know what you're doing the trigger might not reset, or the cartridge may not go bang when you pull the trigger.
If you are standing behind the gun and you pull the trigger, you have to take the consequences.
His family worried the electric current may have caused him to clench his fingers and pull the trigger.
Don't aim a gun at your leg and pull the trigger just because you think you know that it is unloaded or on safe.
Brown: Selig Needs to Pull the Trigger on Texas Rangers Sale (http://bizofbaseball.
He then appeared to pull the trigger and, significantly, he closed his eyes as if he was expecting a bang.
The Clippers may not have the gumption to pull the trigger on a trade, but you can have him.
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