bunker mentality

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defensiveness resulting from repeated attacks

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And yet, a mere two hours later, the Board issued a two-sentence response that strongly suggests another failure to give any serious consideration to our analysis or proposals, evidencing a bunker mentality rather than the flexible and open-minded approach that BMC sorely needs and deserves.
After being bludgeoned by the worldwide economic funk for the last two years, suppliers to this industry seem anxious to move away from the bunker mentality that seemed to grip many.
In the past couple of years he became a leader increasingly detached from his own party, adopting a bunker mentality unsure of who he could trust.
In the past, many companies went into a bunker mentality during an economic downturn and made the mistake of slashing marketing budgets," says Michael Dalton Johnson, publisher and founder of SalesDog.
Demotivated, hidden away, it's a bunker mentality hoping to get through, hoping to survive, hoping next year will be better.
They live in a bunker mentality," he said of the ruling generals.
It goes without saying that until savings, unemployment and foreclosures stop climbing, credit-constrained consumers will retain a bunker mentality.
For Kramer of Village Residents Alliance, the bunker mentality of the school's top brass, who reportedly shut off elevator access to the floor containing high level administrative offices, has led the school to be even more tight-lipped than usual.
We need a bunker mentality because we have taken some stick.
Whether the issue is climate change, industry profitability, exposure limits to silica or ergonomics (to name just a few), we have developed a bunker mentality in which we arm up for a war with our perceived enemies (OSHA, EPA, government and our customers) rather than sit down at a table and reason with them.
The bunker mentality of keeping guns squirreled away in one's home out of steely determination to avoid being a victim of a crime has not served other parts of the world well.
9] Never have a bunker mentality when it comes to any crisis.
Bush of pursuing a foreign policy with an ''arrogant bunker mentality,'' has promised not to withdraw troops any faster than recommended by Gen.
Oregon dug a bit deeper into college football's bunker mentality.
Police stations used to be grim, fortress-like structures that deliberately kept their distance from the communities they served, and though much has changed, Makeka has had to address a bunker mentality that insisted on keeping budgets low and that could not, for instance, see the need for decent fixtures and fittings.