Definition of panic stations in English:

panic stations

phrase

British
informal
  • A state of alarm or emergency.

    ‘many people were at panic stations because of popular unrest’
    • ‘It was panic stations because I didn't know where she was.’
    • ‘It would be more desirable to keep the power on, but realistically it is not panic stations if they do not stay on.’
    • ‘So, I'm afraid it's panic stations here for the moment.’
    • ‘The sides were level and it was panic stations on the Limerick line.’
    • ‘Sidelined defender Gary Hobson believes York City must stand down from their panic stations to spark a rise up the table.’
    • ‘‘We are not at panic stations and I am sure we can do the business against them this weekend,’ Moorby continued.’
    • ‘The team rang panic stations, and yet also retained composure.’
    • ‘She got into the local drive and I started to explain to her how to find a file which was saved on the desktop and her panic stations shut down.’
    • ‘Davis, 46, beaten in the opening round of the campaign's first three tournaments, said: ‘It wasn't quite panic stations but it's nice to kick-start my season.’’
    • ‘It bounced down off the underside, on to the line and out with City at panic stations.’

Pronunciation

panic stations

/ˈpanɪk ˌsteɪʃnz/