knee-jerk


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knee-jerk

mod. automatic; quick and without thought. That was only a knee-jerk response. Pay no attention.
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The market was up in the morning, but as soon as the news on interception started coming in there was a knee-jerk reaction," said an analyst who did not wished to named.
All of which made it odd to see Gay race to the pages of The New York Times this week with an opinion piece about a television show whose premise had only been announced days earliera reaction that, by the laws of physics, almost couldn't be more immediate and knee-jerk if she tried.
Which is why he won't be listening Which is why he won't be listening to the knee-jerk reactions of some fans.
ang, acknowledged that the peso-dollar fluctuations affect everyone differently but cited the importance "to shun a culture of myopia and temper the urge for knee-jerk reactions.
FANS' leaders claim erecting netting to prevent missiles being thrown at players would be a knee-jerk reaction.
ALLAN McNISH has called on motorsport leaders to avoid knee-jerk reactions when assessing new safety standards in the wake of the deaths of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli.
Of course, there is a demand for quick action but a new policy a day, knee-jerk gimmicks not thought through - they won't solve the problem.
He said: "He [manager Steve Bruce] understands that because I'm a football person, there's no knee-jerk reaction whatever happens here.
We live in that knee-jerk culture where results are huge.
BUSINESS leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have warned against a knee-jerk response to the latest GDP figures.
Loan players have been mentioned but I think bringing someone in on loan can be a knee-jerk reaction.
ED BALLS: "Not a knee-jerk response to media pressure.
To get the sack on the back of that seemed a bit knee-jerk to me.
The Dangerous Dogs Act was a knee-jerk response to the public demand that something should be done.
The report advised that knee-jerk reactions to changes in the market environment are often like "closing the stable door after the horse has bolted".