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itchy trigger finger



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itchy trigger finger
     1. n. The trigger finger of a person eager to fire their weapon or likely to do so unexpectedly.
     2. n. The metaphorical trigger finger of a person with a tendency or readiness to act in haste or without consideration; a tendency to so act.
           Given any remote chance to gun down an effective spokesman for conservative economics as a secret fascist and torturer, even Nobel laureates can, we see, succumb to an itchy trigger finger.
Analysis
itchy
     1. adj. Having or creating an itch, causing a person or animal to tend to want to scratch.
trigger
     1. n. A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
           Just pull the trigger.
     2. n. A similar device used to activate any mechanism.
     3. n. An event that initiates others, or incites a response.
           Sleeping in an unfamiliar room can be a trigger for sleepwalking.
finger
     1. n. (anatomy) A slender jointed extremity of the human hand, (often) exclusive of the thumb.
           Humans have two hands and ten fingers. Each hand has one thumb and four fingers.
     2. n. (zoology) Similar or similar-looking extremities in other animals, particularly:
     3. n.          The lower, smaller segment of an arthropod claw.
     4. n.          One of the supporting structures of wings in birds, bats, etc. evolved from earlier toes or fingers.

Example Sentences

Got an itchy trigger finger

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