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fight

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flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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away from fighting fire with fire and go for peace, harmony and Joan Baez.
But the Attack The Tax campaign has taken a different tack and has opted for a more considered approach by fighting fire with fire through the courts.
ANDY ROBINSON yesterday insisted fighting fire with fire was Scotland's best chance of avoiding the wooden spoon in Saturday's final Six Nations match in Ireland.
ANDY Robinson has insisted fighting fire with fire is Scotland's best chance of avoiding the wooden spoon in Saturday's final RBS 6 Nations match in Ireland.
ANDY Robinson today insisted fighting fire with fire was Scotland's best chance of avoiding the wooden spoon in Saturday's final RBS 6 Nations match in Ireland.