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Pull the Trigger

What Does "Pull the Trigger" Mean?

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"Pull the trigger" is an English idiom. It means "to make a crucial or irreversible decision, often in a situation where one's actions will have significant consequences."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "pull the trigger" used in a sentence:
  • After much deliberation, he finally decided to pull the trigger and start his own business.
  • The CEO knew she had to pull the trigger on the restructuring plan to ensure the company's future success.
  • Sometimes, you have to pull the trigger and take risks to achieve your goals.
meaning for pull the trigger

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Pull the Trigger" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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