panic button

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

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Brittain said: "We're not even out of the first month and some people are pushing the panic button.
Saints boss Nigel Adkins will have been disappointed with the weekend performance but won't be pushing the panic button as he seeks to build on some encouraging league performances.
After nine hours on the tarmac passengers onboard decided to ask the pilot what was happening and according to widespread news reports across India, she then alerted Air Traffic Control to a hijacking by pushing the panic button and throwing a note from the aircraft.
RAFAEL van der Vaart warned Arsenal that Tottenham would not be pushing the panic button in the race for third place despite hitting the self-destruct one in the north London derby.
PAUL BLAKE will not be pushing the panic button at Newcastle Eagles as he celebrates a television deal which will do wonders for British basketball.
There have been too many inept performances over the seasonand-a-half under eck and I think we will really struggle with him in charge next season - and I'm not just pushing the panic button because of a few dodgy preseason results.
THE League Cup third round has traditionally resulted in too many chairmen pushing the panic button and sacking managers if their team loses to a minnow.
And he knows from experience that despite their disappointing start, no-one is pushing the panic button.
Another frustrating home defeat left the team in third bottom place, but McClaren has no intentions of pushing the panic button.