balk

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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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Edinburghbased property dealer Alan Henderson, 43, claims Baulk still owes him pounds 30,000 fees for sourcing flats for him.
So where does thatleave Alex Ferguson (who didn't baulk at spending pounds 30 million on Rio Ferdinand or pounds 28m on Juan Sebastian Veron) in his hopes to become Manager of The Year?
In other words, baulk must surely describe the situation where a greyhound finds no clear path owing to canine obstructions ahead of him.