red flag

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of red flag

1 : a warning signal
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

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First Known Use of red flag

1748

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RED FLAG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of red flag for English Language Learners

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



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