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balk

the term used in queuing analysis where a customer decides that a QUEUE is too long and decides to leave.
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The Post-Dispatch reported than Lane balked when asked to take a big pay cut in order to renew her contract.
Caption: BALK CALLED: The Los Angeles Dodgers sued insurer Ace American last month, alleging the firm balked at paying more than $9 million under a disability policy the club has on right-handed pitcher Jason Schmidt.
In other words, in the event of a balked landing after an instrument approach, you should toss the published missed approach and execute the ODP for the landing runway.
For this second effort, the label balked at the double-set treatment, and Nellie took her 23 tracks and walked.
CEO Peter Davies, who will continue to serve as the top executive at the new airline, decided that a shutdown and clean start were necessary when BWIA's four labor unions balked at concessions proposed in the carrier's latest restructuring plan.
Rogers eventually balked at the idea of being deliberately gored by a bull 16 times.
Yet it balked at letting American members of Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal (UDV), a Brazil-based religious group, use ayahuasca, a psychedelic tea made from Amazonian plants.
The commissioners balked, saying it did not happen that way.