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panic button

n. Slang
A signal for a hasty emotional response to an emergency: Stay calm; there's no need to hit the panic button.

panic button

n
1. a button or switch that operates any of various safety devices, for use in an emergency
2. (Communications & Information) a button on the user interface of a social networking site that may be used to report offensive, obscene, or suspicious postings
3. hit the panic button press the panic button informal to react to a situation by demanding emergency action; become excited; panic
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Noun1.panic button - a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergencypanic button - a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency; "the circuit is operated by a panic button"; "when he saw that I was angry he hit the panic button"
push button, button, push - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
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According to the proposal, pressing the panic button will not only send an SMS to a set of numbers, it will also provide location information of the mobile.
Davies didn't notice the cashier pressing the panic button.
Using this app, assure your child's safety even when he is in school, the best part of it, just by pressing the panic button if your child is in harm it can create a conference call to a 24/7 call centre, a safety network and can even give a call to 911 if it is a real emergency.
IAN Baraclough insists Sligo aren't pressing the panic button - and still have their sights firmly on defending their league title.
But, rather than pressing the panic button, Ennis insists she and coach Toni Minichiello are more than prepared to cope with their latest challenge.
And the Well gaffer isn't pressing the panic button.
Gavaskar, 62, said: "No question about it, they would have been pressing the panic button.