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    My friend found this expression "skip the trigger" and we have no clue what it means. I looked it up in a dictionary and there was no response.

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    Welcome to the forum, spongie.

    Please try to provide more context. Without further context, the three words mean nothing to me.

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    It's not a standard phrase that I know, so the wider context would help.

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    Welcome to the forum, spongie.
    Hello, hello!

    Here you go. This is the part of some article. The expression is in the title.

    Skip the Trigger
    The Wall Street Journal points out the gimmickry that is a “trigger” for a “public option.” It says, “A provision that would trigger a public plan in certain circumstances has the appealing political benefit of allowing one group to say those circumstances will never occur and the other to say they probably will; both can declare victory.”
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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    I already know what it means. It is connected with computer science and creating databases. There is some options that is called "skip the trigger". Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    My friend found this expression "skip the trigger" and we have no clue what it means. I looked it up in a dictionary and there was no response.
    I already know what it means. It is connected with computer science and creating databases. There is some options that is called "skip the trigger".

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    In the context of the blog, it means that it is probably better not to bother with the trigger because it's a gimmick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Is there something wrong? You can say it instead of showing me this icon.

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In the context of the blog, it means that it is probably better not to bother with the trigger because it's a gimmick.
    Thanks for the reply! I like it. It explains a lot.

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    Default Re: skip the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    I already know what it means. It is connected with computer science and creating databases. There is some options that is called "skip the trigger". Thanks anyway.
    This is so wrong it's funny. (It's actually humorous that you answered your own question incorrectly.)

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