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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  25/SET/2010 2:00 PM
Assunto:  Trigger happy
 
Mensagem:  Are you sure you know the meaning of "trigger happy"?  It's an insult.



what Merrriam-Webster says about it:

 
Main Entry: trigger-happy    Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: |doublehyphendoublehyphen|doublehyphendoublehyphen
Function: adjective
1 : urgently desirous of shooting usually to the point of overlooking or ignoring other factors involved : irresponsible in the use of firearms <trigger-happy hunters determined to bag their limit>; especially : inclined to shoot before clearly identifying the target <restraining trigger-happy sentries>
2 : inclined to be irresponsible in matters that might lead to or precipitate war <nations are not so trigger-happy as they once were -- New Republic>; broadly : aggressively belligerent in attitude <trigger-happy critics>


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Fruit or fruits  –  Breno N.  25/SET/2010, 10:07 AM
Fruit or fruits  –  Teacher  25/SET/2010, 10:42 AM
Fruit or fruits  –  PPAULO  25/SET/2010, 10:57 AM
 Trigger happy  –  Dale-USA  25/SET/2010, 2:00 PM
Trigger happy  –  PPAULO  25/SET/2010, 7:37 PM

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