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Push the panic button


A cry for help. Scared. (Compare to Freak out, Run for the exists or Pull the fire alarm.)

“When the electricity went out during the snow storm, IĀ  had to tell my wife not to hit the panic button as we could still use the fireplace for warmth.”

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