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English definition of “hit/press/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 situationHurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
(Definition of hit/press/push the panic button from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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