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raise a red flag

To offer a sign or signal indicating potential, incipient, or imminent danger or trouble. Didn't the fact that your accountant used to be a drug dealer raise a red flag or two when you started doing business with him? Well, it definitely raised a red flag when he got so angry at me over such a minor thing, but I never thought he could be so unreasonable to live with!
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From a building assessment and investment risk management standpoint, properties that don't have such programs in place can raise red flags during the due diligence process and raise questions about overall maintenance practices that might warrant further inspection.
However, a Robert Half survey of human resources managers found that an average of five job changes in 10 years can raise red flags.
Some lawmakers raise red flags, The Dallas Morning News
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And if it's opening up our players for potential injury, those things raise red flags here.
Silverman warns that "yes" replies to these other questions raise red flags and signal arrogance.
planning that could raise red flags and lead to an attack's disruption.
It's about encouraging rigorous dialogue and debate, institutionalizing mechanisms to raise red flags early, and learning from mistakes.
Experts say companies that lack production but utilize old patents to make broad infringement claims tend to raise red flags.
The commentators got it right -- there are two teams whose attendance numbers should raise red flags.
He also said that picking out specific examples of scams to show members can help raise red flags when they do receive a fraudulent e-mail.
But sadly, my father's words can now raise red flags in the United States.
These are just some of the many elder client scenarios that should raise red flags to CPAs.
This shocking statistic should raise red flags for everyone.