on notice

idiom

formal
: warned or told about something
The police are on notice to have more security at the concert.
She put us on notice that she would not be available for interviews until after the trial.

Examples of on notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an enforcement alert putting the owners of the nation’s roughly 250 metal recycling facilities on notice. The Enquirer, 3 Apr. 2024 The scenario the show ultimately posits bears little resemblance to traditional sci-fi fare; the aliens are coming, but not for another four hundred years, putting humanity on notice for an encounter—and possibly a war—that’s many lifetimes away. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 In that 2003 case, Grutter v. Bollinger, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote the majority opinion preserving limited affirmative action but putting universities on notice by setting an arbitrary timeline for when the court should determine that enough racial justice will have been achieved. Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Billionaires are on notice Speaking of which, Biden had no qualms in calling out the super rich and their low tax rates. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 8 Mar. 2024 Music fans should be on notice that concerts could start really late sometimes. Vulture, 22 Jan. 2024 Packers quarterback Jordan Love threw three touchdown passes and led three other touchdown drives on the road in Dallas, surely putting Shanahan and the No. 1-seed 49ers on notice about the No. 7-seed Packers. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2024 Teague said Friday’s state championship win should be one that puts the rest of Oakland on notice. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 By then, parents with sick children had visited several health facilities in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs before the city health department received notice of their infections, putting additional institutions on notice for possible exposures to the virus. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024

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“On notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20notice. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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