serve notice

idiom

: to make known
The senator served notice that he will be opposing the new regulations.

Examples of serve notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As long as 60 percent of a township border is adjacent to a city such as Lake Elmo, Oak Park Heights, or Bayport; and that city wants to annex 40 acres or less, they are allowed to serve notice of intent to annex and there is nothing the township can do to stop the annexation. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 3 Jan. 2024 But the Cowboys do need to serve notice that this season is different. David Moore, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 An upset of Pacifica last week should serve notice to La Mirada to respect the Tartars. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023 If Texas is a contender, this game would be a way to serve notice. Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2022 Banks’ comments came in the wake of the news that Texas and Oklahoma will serve notice on a Big 12 exit as early as Monday en route to membership in the SEC. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 24 July 2021 An upset of Pacifica last week should serve notice to La Mirada to respect the Tartars. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023 Unions must serve notice to the grower of a visit and file a copy with the labor board, beginning a 30-day access period. Jess Bravin, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2021 In all, this was a performance that should serve notice to the rest of the American that UCF is on its way back. Orlando Sentinel, 5 Oct. 2022

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“Serve notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serve%20notice. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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