cause for alarm


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cause for alarm

A reason to be worried, frightened, or concerned about something. The X-ray showed a slight discoloration in my lungs, but my doctor assured me it was no cause for alarm. There was cause for alarm when we noticed our boss shredding all the files in her office.
See also: alarm, cause
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Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The national trend is that unemployment continues to fall and I don't believe this is a cause for alarm in Coventry and Warwickshire - but, yes, a cause for concern.
It adds to import costs, that I agree, so, its' not a cause for alarm and I think the rupee will stabilise and will find its correct level," he said.
And, honestly, if the characterizations and plot mechanics of ``Category 7'' are the best network TV can do for a November-sweeps stunt, then maybe the end of the world isn't such a cause for alarm.
The death of healthy postoperative patients is not necessarily cause for alarm.
There's no cause for alarm if the color varies--the BFS is still good.
5OUR old pal Harry Redknapp gave Southampton fans cause for alarm with his comments following the midweek game against Birmingham City.
The fire crew from Whitchurch's White Watch soon established there was no cause for alarm and parted the crowds for the rugby world's favourite 80-year-old to ascend the Angel's steps.
Although our BPs tend to rise with age, a single BP evaluation is not a cause for alarm.
A new study linking the drugs to breast trotter risk may be cause for alarm among lesbians, who research has shown may already be at double the risk for the disease due to a higher prevalence of smoking, obesity, and alcohol use.
Newspapers routinely announced both growing cause for alarm in the face of the 'Negro menace' and proposals to 'stabilize' local real estate," says Adams.
Not every alert posted is cause for alarm," said Dr.
The PSX itself was a cause for alarm among some investors.
Letters have been sent to all parents informing them of the asbestos but a council spokesman said there is no cause for alarm.
A magazine spokesman: "There is no cause for alarm in these areas.
Seymour Pierce retail analyst Richard Ratner said the sales figures were no cause for alarm.