panic stations


panic stations
panic stations PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) Brit. informal a state of alarm or emergency.

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  • panic stations — plural noun A state of panic or commotion • • • Main Entry: ↑panic * * * panic stations UK US noun [plural] british informal a situation in which a lot of people are very worried about something that usually needs to be done quickly Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • panic stations — British & Australian, informal a time when you feel extremely anxious and you must act quickly because something needs to be done urgently. No matter how organized you think you are, one hour before the show starts it s panic stations …   New idioms dictionary

  • panic stations — UK / US noun [plural] British informal a situation in which a lot of people are very worried about something that usually needs to be done quickly …   English dictionary

  • panic stations —  A state of alarm, bustle, confusion …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • panic stations Brit. — panic stations Brit. informal a state of alarm or emergency. → panic …   English new terms dictionary

  • panic — pan|ic1 S3 [ˈpænık] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: panique caused by panic , from Greek panikos, from Pan ancient Greek god of nature, who caused great fear] 1.) [C usually singular, U] a sudden strong feeling of fear or nervousness that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • panic — 1 noun 1 (countable usually singular, uncountable) a sudden strong feeling of fear or nervousness that makes you unable to think clearly or behave sensibly: get into a panic/be thrown into (a) panic: She got into a real panic when she thought she …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • panic — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a sudden uncontrollable fear or alarm. b (attrib.) characterized or caused by panic (panic buying). 2 infectious apprehension or fright esp. in commercial dealings. v.tr. & intr. (panicked, panicking) (often foll. by into) affect… …   Useful english dictionary

  • panic — I. /ˈpænɪk / (say panik) noun 1. a sudden demoralising terror, with or without clear cause, often as affecting a group of persons or animals. 2. an instance, outbreak, or period of such fear. –adjective 3. (of fear, terror, etc.) suddenly… …   Australian English dictionary

  • panic — panic1 noun sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety. ↘informal frenzied hurry to do something. verb (panics, panicking, panicked) be affected by or cause to feel panic. ↘(panic someone into) drive someone through panic into (hasty or rash action).… …   English new terms dictionary


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