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trigger-happyadjective

uk   /ˈtrɪɡ.əˌhæp.i/  us   /ˈtrɪɡ.ɚˌhæp.i/
informal Someone who is trigger-happy often uses his or her gun, shooting with very little reason: Some have accused the police of being trigger-happy.
disapproving ready to use violence or force immediately, without careful thought: He deplored the behaviour of his trigger-happy, hot-headed son.
(Definition of trigger-happy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trigger-happyadjective

 us   /ˈtrɪɡ·ər ˌhæp·i/
too willing to use a gun
(Definition of trigger-happy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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