Finger on the trigger (slang)
Type: phrase, slang
Also spelled or known as: Finger on da trigger
Related: Trigger, Trigger finger, Squeeze the trigger
What does Finger on the trigger mean?
To be prepared to shoot (a gun).
Example sentence: “When they got there he had his finger on the trigger.”
Finger on the trigger in songs:
“I walk around like that nigga, finger on the trigger If a nigga want some smoke, I let this choppa eat his liver” – Comethazine, Walk.
“I said that I’ma ride for my motherfuckin’ niggas Most likely I’ma die with my finger on the trigger” – Rich Homie Quan, My Nigga.
“Winnin’ gunfights with mega-cops But just a nigga walkin’ with his finger on the trigger Make enough figures until my pockets get bigger” – Nas, N.Y. State of Mind.
“Four walls just starin’ at a nigga I’m paranoid, sleepin’ with my finger on the trigger” – Scarface, Mind Playing Tricks on Me.