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quick on the trigger | quick on the draw

Meaning: If you are quick on the trigger, or quick on the draw, you act quickly when solving problems or answering questions.

For example:

  • Our smartest students are very quick on the trigger when they're doing class quizzes.

  • Some people think the coach is too quick on the draw when it comes to pulling players off the court when they make a mistake.

Quick Quiz:

In business, it's often necessary to be quick on the draw, but sometimes it's better to
  1. think carefully before doing something
  2. do something faster than others
  3. be slow to understand what's happening

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