HyperDic: red_flag

English > 3 senses of the expression red flag:
NOUNcommunicationred flaga flag that serves as a warning signal
communicationred flagthe emblem of socialist revolution
actred flagsomething that irritates or demands immediate action
English > red flag: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA flag that serves as a warning signal.
Example"we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"
Broaderalarm, alert, warning signal, alarumAn automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
flag, signal flagA rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
English > red flag: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe emblem of socialist revolution.
Broaderemblem, allegoryA visible symbol representing an abstract idea
English > red flag: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningSomething that irritates or demands immediate action.
Example"doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull"
Broaderannoyance, annoying, irritation, vexationThe act of troubling or annoying someone

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