One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away.
- ‘In that situation, an animal has two choices - fight or flight.’
- ‘I turned at looked her in right in the face, and I could now feel the ancient fight or flight instinct kicking in as the adrenaline began coursing through my body.’
- ‘As if we were cornered chipmunks, our racing thoughts and sped-up energy prepare us for either of the classic survival options: fight or flight.’
- ‘It's true, when you feel that your life might be in danger your natural instinct is fight or flight.’
- ‘This is when those who haven't punched a ticket feel fight or flight in their bellies.’
- ‘This is known as the classic fight or flight response.’
- ‘Humans, like all animals, have an inborn stress alarm system that initiates a fight or flight response to stressful situations.’
- ‘I'm sure you've heard of fight or flight in a stressful situation.’
- ‘One of the mechanisms that helps us heal is a fight or flight response.’
- ‘if you are getting to the point of fight or flight, you have probably already lost’
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