DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Idioms for automatic pilot
on automatic pilot, functioning in an unthinking or reflexive manner.
Origin of automatic pilot
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby automatic pilot
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British Dictionary definitions for automatic pilot
Also called: autopilot a device that automatically maintains an aircraft on a preset course
on automatic pilot informal acting without conscious thought because of tiredness, shock, or familiarity with the task being performed
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