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knee jerk

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  1. knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, patellar reflexnoun

    a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon

    Synonyms:
    knee-jerk reflex, patellar reflex

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  1. Vyanne Lai:

    It is likely there will be some knee-jerk reaction to prices post the OPEC meeting.

  2. Antonio Culebras:

    We don't have this knee jerk reaction of giving a sleeping pill to everyone who suffers from insomnia, we try to determine why, and then we try to remove what's causing or perpetuating insomnia.

  3. Jonathan Barratt:

    I think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of the substantial build (of oil stocks) at Cushing.

  4. Fatima Bhutto:

    There was no moment of reflection, no introspection, only a knee-jerk call for vengeance, in Pakistan, blood will always have blood.

  5. Matt Smith:

    This is a knee-jerk reaction given that Bolton has been so adversarial with Iran, with his removal, there is an expectation there won't be as much vehemence in the tit-for-tat with Iran.


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