panic at

panic at (something)

To experience an extreme or debilitating amount of fear or anxiety when presented with something. Everyone's panicking at the forecast, but I honestly don't think there's anything worth worrying about. Everything is more expensive in this city, so don't panic at the cost of dinner when they bring out the bill, OK?
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panic at something

to lose control in a frightening or shocking situation. Try not to panic at what you see. It will be a shock. Don't panic at the price of food. It will be worse next week.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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