a word of warning

noun phrase

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: information about possible danger or trouble They gave me a word of warning about the slippery roads.

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“A word of warning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20word%20of%20warning. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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