Definitions for hair-trigger
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hair-trigger
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
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