red flag

red flag


: a warning sign : a sign that there is a problem that should be noticed or dealt with

Full Definition of RED FLAG

:  a warning signal
:  something that attracts usually irritated attention

Examples of RED FLAG

  1. Gaps in your employment history are red flags to employers.
  2. <the résumé she accidentally left on the office printer was a red flag that she was planning to quit>

First Known Use of RED FLAG



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