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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

A pleasant, tingling-like sensation that some people feel upon experiencing certain sensory stimuli, such as whispering or tapping. Commonly abbreviated with the initialism "ASMR." A: "No wonder they started just saying "ASMR"—"Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response" is too much to remember!" B: "Yeah, and thank goodness it feels way better than it sounds!"
See also: response

gut feeling

An intuition or instinct, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. Jennifer's mother had a gut feeling that something was wrong when her daughter wasn't home by 10 o'clock.
See also: feeling, gut

gut response

A reaction to a situation based on a person's instinct and feelings, rather than on a logical analysis. My initial gut response was that the merger would result in a drop in stock prices, but the opposite turned out to be true.
See also: gut, response

how do you do

A question asked, often rhetorically, upon being introduced to someone, especially in a more formal setting. Ah, Margaret—it's lovely to meet you—how do you do? A: "How do you do?" B: "I do just fine, and you?"
See also: how
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beyond some emotional response

in too extreme a state to feel or care. Do what you want. You have hurt me so much, I am beyond caring. The dying patient is beyond feeling. It doesn't matter now.

gut feeling

 and gut reaction; gut response
a personal, intuitive feeling or response. I have a gut feeling that something bad is going to happen. My gut reaction is that we should hire Susan for the job.
See also: feeling, gut

How do you do.

a standard inquiry and response on greeting or meeting someone. (This expression never has rising question intonation, but the first instance of its use calls for a response. Sometimes the response does, in fact, explain how one is.) Sally: Hello. How do you do. Bob: How do you do. Mary: How do you do. So glad to meet you, Tom. Tom: Thank you. How are you? Mary: Just fine. Your brother tells me you like camping. Tom: Yes. Are you a camper? Mary: Sort of.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

how do you do

A conventional greeting used mostly after being introduced to someone, as in And this is our youngest-say "How do you do" to Mr. Smith. Although it is a question, it requires no reply. Originally, in the 1600s, this expression was an inquiry after a person's health or standing, how do you do meaning "how do you fare?" Today we usually express this as How are you? or How are you doing? or How goes it? or How's it going? Even more general are the slangy locutions How are things? or How's tricks? All of these greetings date from the first half of the 1900s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˌhow do you ˈdo

(becoming old-fashioned) used as a formal greeting when you meet somebody for the first time. The usual reply is also How do you do?
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* The load-deflection responses that are seen with elastomers in compression are a reflection of both its elastic and viscous behavior.
However, a large number of memory T cells may also result in immunopathologic manifestations (14,18), which tend to be associated with excessive inflammatory responses in acute infections.
Richard Williams, CEO of Norwood Immunology, commented: "Given the potential role of virosomes in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines, and their ability to achieve enhanced immune responses, we believe that the potential applications for this technology are significant.
* Sixty-nine percent of organizations that had a crisis communication plan implemented it in response to events affecting their organizations.
Common responses were the principals' assumptions that school counselors should supervise hall duty, bus loading/unloading, restrooms, and lunchtime for 2.2 hours each week, while both school counselors and those in training flit they should not engage in these activities at all (p = .045).
Reading the text and notes was the most frequently listed study technique, with 106 responses or 47%, followed by applying information learned in lecture to the lab class, with 51 responses, or 23%.
In contrast, transcriptional responses to [T.sub.3] are much more rapid, with changes being measurable within hours or days.
The uncertainty in this disseminated result is attributable to the uncertainty in the applied forces, the uncertainty in the calibration of the instrumentation used to acquire the transducer responses, and the uncertainty of the fit of the measured data to the equation chosen as a model, which can be attributed in part to certain characteristics of the transducer.
In illustration of the misguided legal actions that have marked legal responses to adolescent sexual offending, he reviews three disturbing cases and the troubling legal reactions that followed.
Overall, 132 neurons in the patients exhibited strong electrical responses to at least one image.
While reactions to crisis situations seem to be common throughout all cultures based upon the physiology of human beings, manifestations of responses may differ significantly.
Fourth, the responses to these types of questions tell the executive what the person feels comfortable talking about; thus, they are areas that can be safely probed.
(These are approximations because one needs to apply percentages based on weighted responses to unweighted sample sizes from the table.) For example, Table 2 shows that the sample included 277 white sexually experienced females aged 14-17, that 8.3% of the 277 (approximately 23) had ever been pregnant and that 9.3% of the 23 (approximately two) reported using services in the past year.
The issuance of Information Document Requests (IDRs) and their response times have always been an area of differences between the IRS and taxpayers/representatives, as to response times, frequency of the issuance of IDRs during the examination process, adequate responses, etc.
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