trigger-happy


trigger-happy
ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe someone as trigger-happy, you disapprove of them because they are too ready and willing to use violence and weapons, especially guns. [INFORMAL]

They were gunned down by members of the trigger-happy National Guard...

Some of them are a bit trigger-happy - they'll shoot at anything that moves.


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  • Trigger Happy — may refer to: * Trigger Happy (book), book by Steven Poole * Trigger Happy TV , British television show * Trigger Happy (film), 1996 film more commonly referred to as Mad Dog Time * Trigger Happy (2001 film), 2001 film starring Daniel Von Bargen… …   Wikipedia

  • Trigger Happy TV — es un programa de televisión del Reino Unido de cámara oculta, creado, producido y protagonizado por Dom Joly, originalmente transmitido el 14 de enero de 2000, en el canal de televisión británico Channel 4. A diferencia de la mayoría de los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trigger Happy TV — (trigger happy; dt: schießwütig, alternativ auch Happy Trapper TV) ist eine britische Unterhaltungssendung mit versteckter Kamera im Fernsehen, die sich im weitesten Sinn als Anarcho Comedy bezeichnen lässt. Erfinder, Produzent und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trigger happy tv — (trigger happy; dt: schießwütig, alternativ auch Happy Trapper TV) ist eine britische Unterhaltungssendung mit versteckter Kamera im Fernsehen, die sich im weitesten Sinn als Anarcho Comedy bezeichnen lässt. Erfinder, Produzent und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trigger Happy — bezeichnet ein Buch über Computerspiele von Steven Poole den Film Trigger Happy, auch Mad Dog Time (1996), siehe Bullet Point den Film Trigger Happy (2001) Trigger Happy TV, eine britische Fernsehshow ein Lied von Weird Al Yankovic …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trigger-happy — trigger .happy adj also trigger .ready informal someone who is trigger happy is much too willing to use weapons, especially guns ▪ a trigger happy cop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Trigger Happy TV — [Trigger Happy TV] a television programme developed by Dom Joly in which he and actors dressed as animals, etc. are filmed in the street and the reactions of the public are recorded with a hidden camera. It was first shown in Britain, then became …   Useful english dictionary

  • trigger-happy — ☆ trigger happy [trig′ərhap΄ē ] adj. [see HAPPY, adj. 4] 1. inclined to resort to force rashly or irresponsibly 2. ready to start a war at the slightest provocation; bellicose …   English World dictionary

  • trigger-happy — adjective likely to use weapons or start an attack, especially when it is not necessary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trigger-happy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ apt to fire a gun or take other drastic action on the slightest provocation …   English terms dictionary

  • Trigger Happy TV — Infobox Television bgcolour = #DC143C caption = Image from the show s title sequence show name = Trigger Happy TV (UK Edition) genre = Comedy format = Hidden Camera starring = Dom Joly director = Dom Joly Sam Cadman opentheme = Connection by… …   Wikipedia