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press the panic buttonTo start to panicRate it:

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any press is good pressBeing mentioned in the media is beneficial to the subject because it gets publicity.Rate it:

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press into serviceTo make someone perform a task or duty, especially one they are not prepared or willing to do; to make something serve a function, especially one it was not designed or intended for.Rate it:

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press onto persist, continue to advanceRate it:

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press studsnap fastenerRate it:

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press the fleshTo shake hands and socialize, especially in a political gathering.Rate it:

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press upan exerciseRate it:

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stop pressThe event or news article important enough to delay or interrupt the print, or require a reprint, of a publication, particularly of a newspaper edition.Rate it:

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yellow pressNewspapers which publish sensationalist articles rather than well researched and sober journalism.Rate it:

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bright as a buttonVery cheery, energetic and upbeat.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten with a button or buttons.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten all the buttons on a coat, or similar item of clothing, to keep warm.Rate it:

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bright as a buttonVery bright (clever, smart, or crafty)Rate it:

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button noseA nose with a small size and a relatively flat, round shape, usually considered to be dainty or cute in appearance.Rate it:

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button noseA person having such a nose.Rate it:

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button upsay nothingRate it:

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button-downConservative; conventional; unimaginative.Rate it:

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button-downOf a collar, able to be buttoned down to the shirt, as over a necktie.Rate it:

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button-downSerious; staid; businesslike.Rate it:

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cute as a buttonVery cute.Rate it:

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hot buttonA central issue, concern or characteristic, especially one that motivates people to make a choice.Rate it:

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hot buttonThe principal desire that a salesman needs to "hit" in order to make a sale.Rate it:

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on the buttonExactly, precisely.Rate it:

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you punched my buttonYour encouragement, reasoning, financial support and confidence that we could succeed turned me around.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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deer in the headlightsA mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surpriseand/or confusion, or substance abuse. The behavioral signs are like a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a lack of motor reactions.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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bank upTo press a mound of something against something else.Rate it:

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basket caseOne made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress.Rate it:

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daylightThe space between platens on a press or similar machinery.Rate it:

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dragTo move a mouse cursor while holding down a button on the mouse, often to move something on the screen.Rate it:

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emotional crippleA person who has been rendered indecisive, alienated, uncaring, confused, or helpless in conjunction with experiencing debilitating emotions, such as worry, fear, panic, despair, etc.Rate it:

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folk devilA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during a moral panic.Rate it:

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forge aheadpress onRate it:

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forty minutes of hellThe NCAA strategy of playing a suffocating full-court press and aggressive offense for the entirety of a game.Rate it:

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fourth estateJournalism or journalists considered as a group; the Press.Rate it:

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go publicMake public, announce publicly or to the press.Rate it:

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it's all grist to the millEverything referred to in the present context has some sort of use.1999, Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press paperback, ISBN 0199690871), ch. 7 section 6: "KantRate it:

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kick bollocks scrambleA free for all or panic situationRate it:

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put the pedal to the metalTo press the gas pedal to the maximum extent.Rate it:

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sally forth!An archaic military term. To rally and press the attack, halt the retreat and 'sally forward' with renewed fighting spirit and determination!Rate it:

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shoot off at the mouthDon't let [presidential press secretary Ron] Ziegler shoot off at the mouth without our knowledge.Rate it:

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take it easyImmediately calm yourself down; your state of panic does not help.Rate it:

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