balking


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balking, baulking

see jibbing.
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Some utilities have been balking at AMR for years simply because they didn't want the hassle and expense of changing out meters.
Schwarzenegger has talked about trying to push overhaul recommendations through the Legislature, where majority Democrats are already balking at wholesale alterations.
The effects of high unemployment on commercial office leasing are varied, with firms balking on expansion plans and moving cautiously on the hiring front.