apoplectic shock

apoplectic shock

An obsolete term for the depression of neurologic function which follows cerebral haemorrhage (stroke); it is little used in the working medical parlance.
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The spin doctors are preparing the public for the apoplectic shock of taking the $4.8 billion IMF 5-year loan, wrapped in austerity measures and so-called fiscal responsibility.
Nowadays, that mall is full of trendy clothing stores and expensive eateries, and people would go into apoplectic shock if they saw someone carrying a rifle case strolling down the walk.
The opera purists are probably still in apoplectic shock but he made a fair fist of it.
The seminal US comedy show made much mileage of the pompous radio psychologist's apoplectic shock as this old, timeworn but clearly comfy piece of TV-watching furniture being moved, along with his dad, into Frasier's everso-stylish Seattle apartment.
The answer to our broker's question, "why has it suddenly become so tough to close a deal?" is not in the nature of the franchise created by such specialization, but rather, the multi-level complexity of today's transactions; a complexity which would leave the early 20th century broker in apoplectic shock.
If we wait for the technology "dust" to settle before making a decision, we will find ourselves frozen in apoplectic shock. It's not a question of "if"; sooner or later we all will have to jump into the cold waters of the technology pool.