Fight or flight

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Definition

fight or flight: a basic instinct which causes very quick physical reactions (to attack or to run away when in danger)
noun

Examples

  • "Of course, this kind of stress rarely finds an outlet through fight or flight."
  • "Icarus : I mean, stress could actually be an asset to this company if we learn how to channel all of our fight or flight hormones, rather than letting them build up and damage our brain cells!"

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