hair-trigger definition

  • adjective:
    • Responding to the slightest provocation or stimulation: a hair-trigger temper; a hair-trigger reaction.
    • unstable, in times that could be worsened because of the slightest error
    • easily angered, having a short temperament
  • noun:
    • a trigger which will set off a firearm when even a tremendously little force is applied

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