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red flag

noun

Simple Definition of red flag

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of red flag

  1. 1 :  a warning signal

  2. 2 :  something that attracts usually irritated attention

Examples of red flag in a sentence

  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>



1777

First Known Use of red flag

1777



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