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    what's "knee-jerk"?

    but knee-jerk opposition to the deputy defence secretary may be misplaced.

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    Re: what's "knee-jerk"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    but knee-jerk opposition to the deputy defence secretary may be misplaced.
    Hello,

    knee-jerk = easily predictable
    You know in advance what will happen.


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    Dany

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    Re: what's "knee-jerk"?

    A knee jerk reaction is an immediate reaction based on instinct, not careful thought.

    Last edited by Tdol; 30-Mar-2005 at 03:40.

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