"go-to" = immediate? automatic?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 1 15:11:10 UTC 2014

'default'? (i.e. they can be trumped by something more powerful in a specific case but are otherwise activated)
I'm thinking "go-to player" in sports contexts--LeBron is Miami's go-to shooter at the end of the game, Gronkowski (when he's not injured) is Brady's go-to receiver in the red zone, but if they're covered, someone else will be chosen to take the shot/receive the pass.


On Jan 1, 2014, at 8:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/31/5259884/finnish-study-maps-emotions-onto-a-human-body
> :
> [T]he study says we're ill-equipped to differentiate between
> skeletomuscular, visceral, and nerve sensations. Our responses, the
> churning stomachs or hot flushes on our faces, are our go-to "consciously
> accessible" bodily states when we deal with an onslaught of emotions.
> JL
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