knee jerk


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I'm glad they are finally taking a real world practical approach, rather than the knee jerk one.
The Knee Jerk reads a letter to the editor or hears a customer complaint and immediately twitches.
He found that context was relatively unimportant, indicating that the senses are linked "neither at the lowest level [of stimulus processing and response], like a knee jerk, nor at the highest level," where imaginative or metaphoric connections might be made.
He is skilful, a crowd pleaser and I'm sure the knee jerk reaction of Spurs fans would be to want him to stay.
Covey said that the claims in the class action complaint were false and entirely without merit and merely another example of class action attorneys filing reckless knee jerk lawsuits without whenever there is a drop in the share price of a successful high-technology company such as SSA.