a gun trigger that responds with little pressure
a trigger that will set off a firearm when even a very small pressure is applied
unstable, in a situation that could be worsened by the slightest mistake
easily angered, having a short temper
Origin: compound hair + trigger
The numerical value of hair-trigger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hair-trigger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Keeping missiles on hair-trigger alert makes them more vulnerable to an unauthorized launch, including one resulting from a cyberattack.
Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?
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