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  1. knee-jerknoun

    patellar reflex, kneejerk reflex

  2. knee-jerkadjective

    Automatic, spontaneous, easily predictable

    He gave a knee-jerk response.

    kneejerk reflex, patellar reflex

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  1. James Clark:

    In every urban core you have the same mentality that is on display in St Louis right now. In St Louis, we have a human capital crisis where you have men, women, boys and girls who have not been cultivated to care, so, violence becomes a knee-jerk reaction.

  2. Peter King:

    It's sort of a knee-jerk reaction, the National Rifle Association is strongly opposed to it, and the fact is we have only a handful of Republican co-sponsors.

  3. Doug Jones:

    I'm open to voting yes. I'm open to voting no. We don't know who this nominee is going to be yet. I don't think my role is a rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic, knee-jerk no either.

  4. Ryan McGrath:

    There will be weakness in Irish bond prices on Monday morning. Markets don't like uncertainty but we don't anticipate a big knee-jerk reaction because investors were ready for this outcome, the longer it goes on, the more nervous investors would become. If you had the duel challenges of political instability coupled with a looming 'Brexit' (after Britain's In-Out EU referendum), the Irish bond market would find it very challenging.

  5. Wayne Kaufman:

    This is just a knee-jerk reaction, based on a bear thesis that Express Scripts will start to dictate prices, i don't see how this is any different than any other company in another sector getting more competition. Soon people will go through the stocks one-by-one to see which got oversold.


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