One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A state of alarm or emergency.‘many people were at panic stations because of popular unrest’
- ‘The sides were level and it was panic stations on the Limerick line.’
- ‘It would be more desirable to keep the power on, but realistically it is not panic stations if they do not stay on.’
- ‘It bounced down off the underside, on to the line and out with City at panic stations.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was panic stations because I didn't know where she was.’
- ‘The team rang panic stations, and yet also retained composure.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘‘We are not at panic stations and I am sure we can do the business against them this weekend,’ Moorby continued.’
- ‘Sidelined defender Gary Hobson believes York City must stand down from their panic stations to spark a rise up the table.’
- ‘So, I'm afraid it's panic stations here for the moment.’
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