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knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, patellar reflexnoun
a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
emotional and predictable; -- of certain people and their reactions to events.
The patellar reflex, also called the knee reflex or knee-jerk, is a stretch reflex which tests the L2, L3, and L4 segments of the spinal cord. Many animals, most significantly humans, have been seen to have the patellar reflex, including dogs, cats, horses, and other mammalian species.
The numerical value of knee jerk in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of knee jerk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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The referendum doesn't really change anything with the negotiations, i think after the initial knee jerk reaction, the majority opinion is that there is still a possibility of some sort of a deal that keeps Greece in the euro zone.
Social distancing is absolutely a critical measure, but our knee-jerk reaction to problems as a society tends to be criminalization, and it's just not the answer, especially here, marginalized people will be the most impacted, because we know based on years of data that other low-level offenses disproportionately target black and low-income people.
I’ve always been interested in our knee jerk deference to the intelligence community and how we never learn any lessons related to that.
This is a good program. They know what they're looking for. I think this shows they've had a good vision. With [head coach] Sean McDermott, [general manager] Brandon Beane and their staffs, I think this is what you're seeing with competent leadership and consistency year over year what they're drafting for, you know, not dissimilar to what [Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot] and I hope to build here. You have a strategy, you have a philosophy, you have some consistency. There's not a lot of knee-jerk reactions. That's why they got a really good roster and they're really well coached and they know what they're looking for. They know what they're asked to do.
The Federal Reserve has been walking a tightrope of gradually increasing borrowing costs while trying to avoid a knee-jerk reaction from consumers and businesses, however, with inflation soaring, the runway for a soft landing is shrinking considerably, as are the chances of avoiding a recession.
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