panic button

(redirected from push the panic button)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Idioms.
Related to push the panic button: along the lines, take a back seat, without a hitch
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to panic button

a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency

References in periodicals archive ?
But as political analyst Khoo Kay Peng said, ''BN should really push the panic button and snap out of their own delusion that the outcome of March 8 is both temporary and a technical setback.
The definition of what constitutes a crisis always depends on the context and, in the case of Real, it doesn't take more than a handful of poor results to persuade sections of the media and club fans to push the panic button.
IN THE long run, the international turmoil in the banking sector may affect the average Joe with a car or house loan, but for the time being Cypriots shouldn't push the panic button, analysts say.
It was 24-6, and Kelly figured a touchdown and they were back in it, and "we didn't think we'd have to push the panic button.
Faced with the direct running of Tresor Kandol and Tom Elliott, the Newport defence were too quick at times to push the panic button, especially early on.
Faced with the direct running of TresorKandol andTomElliott, the Newport defence were too quick at times to push the panic button, especially early on.
Though the Blues have yet to dip their toe into the transfer market this summer, Neville - who has signed a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until June 2012 - does not believe there is any reason to push the panic button yet.
I won't push the panic button just yet because we have our young guys improving every game and once we have our full complement of players back from injury and registered we will be an entirely different team.
Whoever would a thunk that Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek would be forced to push the panic button in his race against Democrat Paul Martineau?
Suddenly, the only question is how soon to push the panic button, and 10 minutes ago appears to be the right answer.
I just want people not to push the panic button that things are going to hell in a handbasket, when that's not the case at all,'' he said.
I think we have to draw a line under this result and this performance and forget about itSunderland boss Mick McCarthy refused to push the panic button after his side's title surge was derailed in a 2-1 defeat by Reading.
SUNDERLAND boss Mick McCarthy refused to push the panic button after his side's surge towards the Coca-Cola Championship was derailed by Reading.
The former All Black was defiant after his side's one-sided defeat and refused to push the panic button.
It's nice to see a company realize the answer to every economic problem isn't to push the panic button and institute wholesale layoffs.