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trigger-happy

adjective uk   /ˈtrɪɡ.əˌhæp.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
informal Someone who is trigger-happy often uses his or her gun, shooting with very little reason: Their police are worryingly trigger-happy. disapproving ready to use violence or force immediately, without careful thought
Translations of “trigger-happy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛亂開槍的,動輒開槍的, 好鬥的,愛動武的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱乱开枪的,动辄开枪的, 好斗的,爱动武的…
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