a word of warning

noun phrase

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

Examples of a word of warning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Caitlin Clark already making a splash (and bank) as the No. 1 overall pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 WNBA draft, a player who has been in her position is offering words of support — and a word of warning. David Walters, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 But a word of warning: Consumers are smart, and if your brand is leveraging this strategy just to sell your product, consumers will see right through it. Eric Grau, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 And then Wade — the man who made that gamble — left halfway through Mabrey’s first season with hardly a word of warning. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 18 Sep. 2023 The eldest son of soccer star David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham also shared a word of warning that resonated with Gomez. Jenny Haward, Peoplemag, 31 May 2023

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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 29 May. 2024.

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