warning sign


: something which shows that something else will happen
Falling prices may be a warning sign of a recession.

Examples of warning sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her double-digit performance in the swing state is seen by some as a potential warning sign for former President Donald Trump — the party’s presumptive nominee — who won 83% of the vote in the April 23 primary. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 24 Apr. 2024 Strong economic activity in the United States and emerging markets is projected to help drive global growth by about 3% this year, the International Monetary Fund's chief said Thursday, below the annual historic average and a warning sign about potential lackluster performances through the 2020s. Fatima Hussein, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2024 However, investors got a warning sign ahead of Friday’s jobs report when Automatic Data Processing (ADP) released its labor market data on Wednesday. Will Daniel, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 The widening fundraising gap is a warning sign for Trump, who has been saddled with paying off legal bills in his multiple court cases. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2024 Khan’s bid for reelection in May will be the UK’s first major vote in this strange new world, a precursor to a national election happening some time this year—and, quite possibly, a warning sign of how dangerous the merging of populism, extremism, and technology has become. Peter Guest, WIRED, 26 Mar. 2024 Another warning sign is the demand for sensitive information, such as private keys or passwords. Maria Williams, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2024 Time is on your side, and doubt is your warning sign to sit tight. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 The study authors predicted the migrant birds listened to infrasound — sound at frequencies too low for humans to hear — associated with the storms and heeded it as a warning sign. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024

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“Warning sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warning%20sign. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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