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.
See also: pull, trigger
References in classic literature ?
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.
And then all I have to do is pull the trigger, eight times, as fast as I can quiver my finger.
I say no man need tell me that snapping is as good as firing when I pull the trigger.”
All this I saw, and my brain now working rapidly, I thought a thousand thoughts; and yet I could not pull the triggers. I lowered the gun and stepped to the corner of the cabin, primarily to relieve the tension on my nerves and to make a new start, and incidentally to be closer.
"We did create the chances, we just didn't pull the trigger when we should or didn't hit the target when we should.
Petilia added that with the help of other bystanders, they were able to subdue the armed teenager right before he can pull the trigger.
Dayviontay Jackson grabbed the barrel of the weapon and tried to pull it out of Willie Jackson's hand, causing Willie Jackson to pull the trigger, Radosevich said.
The guv, as he has so readily told anyone with ears, just can't wait to pull the trigger on vetoing pretty much anything sponsored by a Dem lawmaker.
Ensure the weapon is unloaded and perform a Function Check: Pull the trigger while on Safe (nothing should happen), rotate to Semi and pull the trigger (hammer should fall), hold the trigger down while racking the charging handle (hammer remains cocked) and then release and pull the trigger (hammer should fall.) For military weapons, rotate to Auto or Burst and check the full auto or three-round burst as usual.
But he thinks the Firhill board were too quick to pull the trigger last month after he won three and lost five Championship games this term.
The barrel stays level with the flight path of the target and when I pull the trigger, I keep the movement of the barrel and the slap of the trigger smooth.
Put the dot on the target, pull the trigger and it goes away.
He said: "We got a goal and then we had one or two situations where for whatever reason we were reluctant to pull the trigger.
Grace (GRA) is poised to pull the trigger on M&A and sees Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) as an "obvious fit" when the latter reports Q3 results early next week.
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