push the panic button

push the panic button
пугать, наводить панику

English-Russian australian expression. 2014.

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  • push the panic button — If someone pushes the panic button, they respond to a situation by becoming very frightened or excited …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • push the panic button — press/push/the panic button informal phrase to become very worried about something bad that happens and react suddenly instead of thinking about it calmly The thought of turning 50 makes me want to press the panic button. Thesaurus: to worry or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • push the panic button — {v. phr.}, {slang} To become very much frightened; nervous or excited, especially at a time of danger or worry. * /John thought he saw a ghost and pushed the panic button./ * /Keep cool; don t hit the panic button!/ Syn.: LOSE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push the panic button — {v. phr.}, {slang} To become very much frightened; nervous or excited, especially at a time of danger or worry. * /John thought he saw a ghost and pushed the panic button./ * /Keep cool; don t hit the panic button!/ Syn.: LOSE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push the panic button — hit/press/push the panic button to do something quickly without thinking about it in order to deal with a difficult or worrying situation. We may have lost the last three games but we re not pushing the panic button yet. (often negative) …   New idioms dictionary

  • push the panic button — to react to a situation with fear and confusion. Our coach isn t about to push the panic button just because we ve lost two games in a row. Usage notes: sometimes used with other verbs that have a similar meaning, such as press and hit: It s too… …   New idioms dictionary

  • push\ the\ panic\ button — v. phr. slang To become very much frightened; nervous or excited, especially at a time of danger or worry. John thought he saw a ghost and pushed the panic button. Keep cool; don t hit the panic button! Syn.: lose one s head …   Словарь американских идиом

  • push the panic button — become very frightened or excited at a time of danger or worry At first he thought that his wallet had been stolen but before he pushed the panic button and told everyone he looked around again and found it …   Idioms and examples

  • push the panic button — Go to hit the panic button …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • push/hit/press the panic button — to become extremely afraid or nervous when something bad happens or might happen Medical officials says there is no need to push the panic button over two isolated cases of the disease. • • • Main Entry: ↑panic button …   Useful english dictionary

  • press the panic button — press/push/the panic button informal phrase to become very worried about something bad that happens and react suddenly instead of thinking about it calmly The thought of turning 50 makes me want to press the panic button. Thesaurus: to worry or… …   Useful english dictionary


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