Torschlusspanik love



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  • n. The fear that time is running out to act, specifically in regards to a border closing.


German Torschlußpanik (gate-shut panic), The German meaning is more general. (Wiktionary)



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  • I quote from this listverse article.

    Translated literally, this word means “gate-closing panic,” but its contextual meaning refers to “the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages.” This partly explains why so many older people wish to ‘recapture their youth’ – in order to try re-establish their, perhaps, passed opportunities.

    June 17, 2011