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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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It is believed the reports from the visits raised red flags about the standard of care at one of the units.
The sale has raised red flags regarding the relationship between the Saudis and the GE-l family, as Ventis Enerji was established only two years ago with TL 50,000 in capital.
The ID requirement - dubbed "abortion ID" by opponents - had raised red flags because it would have applied to all women in the state even though the bill focused on minors.
This announcement raised red flags because it gave investors only two days-notice to prepare for Yoku's earnings announcement.
This has raised red flags in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh with concerns that the beaching of EU-registered vessels could potentially be restricted or even banned.
Predictably, the issue raised red flags for the media and the public servants' union.
After the release of Metro Vancouver s new business plans for its proposed waste-to-energy incinerator, critics raised red flags over figures touted in the plan.
The enthusiasm began to curdle in Denmark, when Di Canio's reaction to a friendly win raised red flags, but it would be remiss to pretend foreboding spread over the whole summer.
Myers said that he had raised red flags early in the couple's relationship and added that there is a dark side to Pistorius, who was moody, hasty and very impatient.
who had raised red flags on the issue, were not available to comment on the decision.
Chamber of Commerce and conservative think tanks such as the Cato Institute, the American Enterprise Institute the Heritage Foundation - typically staunch Republican allies - all raised red flags after the vote.
Aswat al-Iraq correspondent said that the Iraqi Communist Party is leading the parade, while the workers raised red flags and placards demanding their support through endorsing a democratic labor law.
The former chief risk officer at MF Global who raised red flags about the firm's aggressive trading bets told lawmakers that his warnings contributed to the firm's decision to let him go in early 2011.
Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and associate professor at the University of Alberta, raised red flags when she made it publically known that the federal government had her under surveillance.
Exchange users have also raised red flags over the proposed deals, which they fear will limit competition.