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trigger-happyadjective

 us   /ˈtrɪɡ·ər ˌhæp·i/
too ​willing to use a ​gun
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"trigger-happy" in British English

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trigger-happyadjective

uk   /ˈtrɪɡ.əˌhæp.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
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 ​forceimmediately, without ​carefulthought: He ​deplored the ​behaviour of his trigger-happy, hot-headed ​son.
(Definition of trigger-happy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trigger-happy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱乱开枪的,动辄开枪的, 好斗的,爱动武的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛亂開槍的,動輒開槍的, 好鬥的,愛動武的…
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