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Refers to the physical action of using a gun. SlideHe hesitated before finally pulling the trigger.
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Violent ConnotationPlay
Often associated with violence or danger in stories and news. SlideThe hero cautiously reached for the trigger.
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Used metaphorically to mean starting an irreversible action. SlideBy signing the deal, she had pulled the trigger on her new venture.