English version

panic button

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpanic buttonˈpanic ˌbutton noun [countable]  1 a button that you can press to call for help if you are being attacked2 press/push the panic button
Examples from the Corpus
panic buttonThrough the watery mist she focused on the red panic button that stood out upon the wall behind the door.She managed to push a silent panic button linked to the police station while doing so.Thursday inside the Olympic Dome, Rudy not have hit the panic button, but his voice clearly was raised.But when Tonia is due to jet in he hits the panic button and blitzes the housework.Derby County chairman Brian Fearn has refused to push the panic button after Tranmere's 2-1 win.
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