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Meaning of “hit/press/push the panic button” in the English Dictionary

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hit/press/push the panic button

to do something ​quickly without ​thinking about it in ​order to ​deal with a ​difficult or ​worryingsituation
(Definition of hit/press/push the panic button from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hit/press/push the panic button”
in Chinese (Simplified) 仓促行事,慌乱行事,惊慌失措…
in Chinese (Traditional) 倉促行事,慌亂行事,驚慌失措…
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