red flag

noun

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


RED FLAG Defined for English Language Learners

red flag

noun

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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