What does quick on the trigger mean?


Idiom Meaning:

fast to react


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


My Little Chickadee (1940)

Time of Scene: ~00:16:40

Flower Belle Lee: I need more than that, honey.

Cuthbert J. Twillie: Ah, what symmetrical digits! Soft as the fuzz of a baby’s arm.

Flower Belle Lee: But quick on the trigger.

Cuthbert J. Twillie: Mmm, yes. Uh, may I?

Flower Belle Lee: Help yourself.


S.W.A.T. (2003)

Time of Scene: ~00:09:40

Velasquez: Captain. They’re two of our best officers.

Capt. Thomas Fuller: Well I’m not sticking them back in the field after a stunt like that.

Brian Gamble: Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know that saving lives was goddamn stunt!

Capt. Thomas Fuller: Hey, you’ve got a big mouth, and apparently you’re quick on the trigger. And that is why your ass is in a sling!

Velasquez: Captain Fuller, if you’re really gonna put them off SWAT at least keep them in the division. Give’em a shot at getting back.

Capt. Thomas Fuller: Fine, stick’em in the gun cage. Get’em out of my sight.


Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)

Time of Scene: ~00:17:50

Catherine ‘Cay’ Higgins: Quick on the trigger, aren’t you?

Bill Clark: What do you mean by that?

Catherine ‘Cay’ Higgins: Simmer down. You’ll live longer.



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