Torschlusspanik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Torschlußpanik (gate-shut panic), The German meaning is more general.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɔː.ʃlʊsˌpæn.ɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɔɹ.ʃlʊsˌpæn.ɪk/
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Noun[edit]

Torschlusspanik (uncountable)

  1. The fear that time is running out to act, specifically in regard to a border closing.
    • 1988, Croom Helm, Monetary Chaos in Europe[1], page 251:
      But how effective could such actions be against Torschlusspanik — a flight to the exit by investors convinced that a moratorium and exchange restrictions would soon be imposed?
    • 1989, H. L. Wesseling, British and Dutch Imperialism: A Comparison', in Itinerario, 13(1)61-76:
      It is something very different from the Torschlusspanik or annexation fever of the colonial have not’s that was so typical for most of the other imperialists.
    • 1990, Brigitte H. Schutz, “The Future of German-German Relations”, German Studies Review, volume 13: 
      In a Torschlusspanik waves of GDR citizens sought to leave the country before the dreaded — and fully expected — crackdown by the SED leadership would occur.
    • 2004, Edward W. Plaisted, Terror in Berlin:
      It was Margit who made him aware of Torschlusspanik—the rush to escape East Germany before the authorities took action.

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally, “gate-shut panic” — the feeling that medieval peasants had when the castle gates were closing for an upcoming onslaught by enemies.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /toːɐ̯ʃlʊsˈpaːnɪk/

Noun[edit]

Torschlusspanik f (singular only)

  1. Torschlusspanik
    • Torschlusspanik ist ein schlechter Ratgeber. — Torschlusspanik is a bad advisor.
    • Die Torschlusspanik der Midlife-Krise hat schon manchen gesetzten Herren in die Arme einer Jüngeren getrieben und damit viele Ehen zerstört. — Midlife-crisis-induced Torschlusspanik has driven quite a few middle-aged men into the arms of young women, wrecking countless marriages.

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