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forewarn someone about something

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to warn someone about someone or something. They forewarned us of your strange behavior. Didn't we forewarn you about Max's problem?
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Forewarned is forearmed.

Prov. If you know about something beforehand, you can prepare for it. Before you meet Lily, I should tell you that she's a little eccentric. Forewarned is forearmed, right? Check the temperature before you go outside. Forewarned is forearmed.
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forewarned is forearmed

paying attention to a warning allows you to prepare for trouble Viruses can ruin any computer and antiviral programs give protection - forewarned is forearmed!
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Forewarned is forearmed.

something that you say which means that if you know about something before it happens, you can be prepared for it Apparently Simon has some criticisms of my book. Still, forewarned is forearmed.
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forewarned is forearmed

Knowledge in advance enables one to be prepared, as in Let me know when he's in town so I can take the phone off the hook-forewarned is forearmed. This expression originated as a Latin proverb, Praemonitus, praemunitus, which was translated into English by the early 1500s. It soon was put to broader use than its original military applications.
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The revitalization of Downtown will not be driven by tax strategy," he forewarned, pointing to the city's "significant" budget problems.
A wiser George, Santayana, forewarned that "Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.
Norman was forewarned that Merit would not be able to extend the payment deadline at this juncture.
Those who do participate should be forewarned that the noise level may reach levels equal to that of a jumbo passing low overhead.
Yes, the scene will require many takes and considerable nudity (which, be forewarned, ``Hitchcock Blonde'' also contains).
The RTF revealed that ImClone had been forewarned more than a year earlier about FDA concerns regarding the combined use of Erbitux with another approved, but toxic, chemotherapy drug product, CPT-11, and that the FDA had demanded that ImClone demonstrate that CPT-11 was "necessary to achieve the clinical" effectiveness of Erbitux, a material fact that defendants had concealed from investors.
Although other taxpayers may continue to currently deduct soil clean-up costs, they should be forewarned about the IRS's current thinking on this issue.
McCann says that young people going into entrepreneurial life should be forewarned that the life of an entrepreneur is not always as attractive as the myth perpetuated by the dot-coms in the late 1990's.
Perhaps if the city's ethics gurus had forewarned voters, voters might not have bought into the special-interest lie that Measure R was some kind of reform.
Forewarned is forearmed, and that applies as much in South Wales as anywhere else.
Be forewarned that mail list vendors have a variety of methods that indicate if the list is being used without their permission and associated payment.
Unlike the corn and soybean growers who found out the hard way with lost markets, the wheat industry has been forewarned that world buyers do not want, nor will they buy GMO (Roundup Ready) wheat.
McLeish said: "I was expecting the criticism to be honest - Dick Advocaat forewarned me.