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panic stations
Pronunciation: /ˈpanɪk ˌsteɪʃnz/

Definition of panic stations in English:

British informal A state of alarm or emergency: many people were at panic stations because of popular unrest
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • The team rang panic stations, and yet also retained composure.
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