balk at the idea (of something)

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balk at the idea (of something)

To indignantly reject or recoil from a given idea, topic, or suggestion. He balked at the idea of reducing the number of staff to pay for an increase to the executives' pay.
See also: balk, idea
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Farmers, they balk at the idea of spending more money to use this software to save water and save money," Whiteley said.
com)-- Most people would balk at the idea of letting a graduation date pass without marking the occasion, but they're also likely to balk at a hefty price tag of $3,000 to fund the celebration.
Republicans are likely to balk at the idea, which would be paid for by curbing special interest tax breaks and making spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.
Some parents may balk at the idea of paying the college school fees of PS11,913 a year not just on grounds of cost but of ethics.
Dr Macpherson said: "I would rather resign than charge people and most of the GPs I know would balk at the idea of taking money from people.
Most insurance companies will cover the $11,000 a month that it takes to treat a patient with oral chemotherapy, but they balk at the idea of paying for organic produce or a water filter.
People who have been arrested may balk at the idea of paying a large fee to have their images deleted," says a company representative.
Yet when over 10,000 American citizens are killed annually by guns, the majority of Americans still balk at the idea of restricting their right to bear arms.
Boston has a chance to land him if he teams continue to balk at the idea of a long contract.
50PM You might balk at the idea of an American animated version of this quintessentially British Roald Dahl story, but honestly, this is an inspired and kooky reimagining that Dahl would probably have adored.
Labour balk at the idea of scrapping Communities First.
Even moderate Muslims will balk at the idea of rides on giant pigs - an animal Islam deems unclean.
THERE may be some who balk at the idea of Knight Rider without David Hasselhoff at the wheel of the legendary talking car Kitt, but this continuation of the franchise is just as thrilling as the original.
Even those traditionalists who are coming around to the idea that maybe screw caps are fine for some wines, balk at the idea of a cellar full of cardboard boxes," says wine writer and vineyard owner Lee Asbell.
YOUmay balk at the idea of savouring prawn after watching this one, but for all sci- fi/ horror freaks District 9 is a good deal this weekend.