balking


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stopping short and refusing to go on

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To draw in some balking lawmakers, congressional leaders said if they didn't vote for a bad $400 billion Republican bill, the Democrats would pass an even worse $1 trillion bill.
Brookfield Properties is balking at a proposed deck along West Street at the World Trade Center site, saying the "concept seems flawed.
CIA Director George Tenet, balking at the opening of files.
Balking at what it calls discrimination, the Unitarian Universalist Association vowed May 18 to defy the Boy Scouts of America's order that the church stop giving religious awards to scouts who are Unitarians.
5 million on the program this year anyway, the agency is balking.