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RED FLAG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does red flag mean? 

RED FLAG (noun)
  The noun RED FLAG has 3 senses:

1. a flag that serves as a warning signal
2. the emblem of socialist revolution
3. something that irritates or demands immediate action

  Familiarity information: RED FLAG used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RED FLAG (noun)


Sense 1red flag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flag that serves as a warning signal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up

Hypernyms ("red flag" is a kind of...):

alarm; alarum; alert; warning signal (an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger)

flag; signal flag (a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device)


Sense 2red flag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The emblem of socialist revolution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("red flag" is a kind of...):

allegory; emblem (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)


Sense 3red flag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that irritates or demands immediate action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull

Hypernyms ("red flag" is a kind of...):

annoyance; annoying; irritation; vexation (the act of troubling or annoying someone)


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