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snap judgment

A hurried or impetuous decision or finding, as in George was known for making snap judgments on personnel questions; he rarely bothered to investigate further . This expression, which uses snap in the sense of "quick," was first recorded in 1841.
See also: judgment, snap
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But that's our guests maing a snap judgment, people we know well, people to feel at ease in our home.
Gladwell's basic theory is that snap judgments, which he calls "thin slicing" and, quick decisions, can be as good as carefully planned decisions".
He skillfully relates a series of tales intended to show the power of snap judgments.
Robben's tumbling to the turf forced referee Alan Wiley into making a difficult snap judgment Curbishley felt would be better made by an FA panel analysing the incident.
It's the distillation of dating to a simple snap judgment .
Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice makes a snap judgment of Darcy, thinking that he's proud, prejudiced and haughty ( and she's not wrong.
Representative King's snap judgment of the situation may cause more pain and suffering due to disease and cost the government more money through lengthy and expensive treatments of late-stage disease," said Atkins.
Never underestimate or make a snap judgment of a person.
IMPURRFECT Colin before SNAP JUDGMENT Colin photos his lunch
In this regard, the network will premiere 88 hours of original documentary programming on the Crime Stories series; Pros & Cons, the daily exploration of breaking legal news; and Snap Judgment, an irreverent look at the justice system.
You have made a snap judgment about a new person in your work life.
Continuing to broaden its crime and justice themed evening lineup, Court TV has teamed up sardonic radio personality Lionel and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, for an April 1 launch of the new nightly series Snap Judgment, airing weeknights at 7:30 p.
Just seconds into his Rangers debut, at Motherwell yesterday, he made another snap judgment that could have a big bearing on his future career.
Yet they make a snap judgment on the value of teachers after watching them for just two lessons.
In this day and age, popular media and the opposing party look to dehumanize candidates and make snap judgments without giving candidates a fair shake.