balking


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balking, baulking

see jibbing.
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5 million on the program this year anyway, the agency is balking.
Some utilities have been balking at AMR for years simply because they didn't want the hassle and expense of changing out meters.
The effects of high unemployment on commercial office leasing are varied, with firms balking on expansion plans and moving cautiously on the hiring front.