Knee jerk liberal

Knee jerk liberal
Knee jerk liberal Knee jerk liberal a person of strong liberal convictions who reacts predictably and emotionally to certain events. [PJC]

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  • knee-jerk — /nee jerrk /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a knee jerk. 2. Informal. reacting according to a certain habitual manner; unthinking: a knee jerk liberal. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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