Scarborough warning

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Scarborough warning

No warning. The phrase might refer to a surprise attack on the castle of Scarborough in the 16th century. Primarily heard in UK. Well, that thunderstorm came through with a Scarborough warning—it wasn't supposed to rain today at all.
See also: warning
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As for a Scarborough Warning, it means no warning at all.
A A Scarborough warning refers to the hasty hanging of criminals or even suspected criminals.