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Alternative spelling of knee-jerk.
knee + jerk, First attested 1876, obviously derived from a figurative sense of the patellar reflex.
But the response from the alternative crowd wasn't a knee-jerk reaction.
The earliest-studied of these, the "knee-jerk," may serve as example of the class.
But the response from the alternative crowd was n't a knee-jerk reaction.
But there's a danger that once again the reaction will be a knee-jerk pessimism.
An example is the ' knee-jerk ' reflex, which involves a sudden twitch of a limb muscle caused by tapping the tendon.
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