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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Banco de Mexico cut rates by 25 basis points to 8% earlier this month for its first rate pare in five years, but at that 8%, there's still plenty of room reductions even as some other Latin American economies balk at the idea of lower borrowing costs.
China certainly holds a strong hand when it comes to global power plays at the moment, but there are still many who balk at the idea of a power shift to the east.
Commuters often balk at the idea of coughing up cash to drive on public roads--even as they're the ones who shoulder the costs of wasted hours in traffic and higher gas taxes absent tolls.
Similarly, people in smaller communities may well balk at the idea of seeing their "local" council merged with that of a larger neighbour.
President Trump initially appeared to balk at the idea of a quick transfer of the embassy, responding to Netanyahu's prediction by saying that Israel and the United States were "talking about different scenarios," and that "we're not really looking at that" timeline.
The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) balk at the idea of the PCC scaling back, saying the PCC's work has just begun.
"Farmers, they balk at the idea of spending more money to use this software to save water and save money," Whiteley said.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 11, 2014 --(PR.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.
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.
In France, she notes, "mothers balk at the idea of giving up work, even in the first year of their child's life, and most of them bottle-feed." Encouragements around breastfeeding "mostly draw smiles, shrugs, and sarcasm."
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.
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.