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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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Banks have long been raising red flags related to money laundering activities, even way before some $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank were stolen and managed its way to Philippine accounts.
could mimic the processes and avoid raising red flags.
In the meantime, however, the public is subjected to the insulting sideshow of various parties raising red flags, for ludicrous reasons.
In the documents, officials also cite a corruption investigation raising red flags about dealings between Embraer and an unnamed Argentine public official involved in an airline deal.
Then, two studies started raising red flags as they showed the combination therapy actually caused an increase in heart attack and stroke.
But, the new study reports surprising evidence on the negative impact of artificial sweeteners on health, raising red flags about all sweeteners-even those that don't have any calories.
DelSignore is raising red flags about the state's pension reform law, claiming it has stymied the Worcester Retirement Board from making investments.
With the FDA recently raising red flags regarding cough/cold products for children, consumers are looking for safe and effective options that will give their children relief," says Michele Boisvert, president of Homeolab USA and a pharmacist.
CBS News citing law enforcement sources said that investigators have determined that Shahzad used the informal hawala courier system popular in South Asia and the Middle East and often used by terrorists and criminals to conceal the flow of money without raising red flags.
However, people who know the racial history of sickle cell testing are raising red flags.
What you might find even more shocking is that this isn't a new phenomenon; researchers began raising red flags more than a decade ago.
consumer sentiment dropped to a 16-year low in February, while business activity in the country`s Midwest contracted sharply, raising red flags for investors wary of a recession in the world`s largest economy.
Scioscia could not say why Speier was not on hand for Saturday's game, raising red flags and warning signs of a possible bigger issue.
Fraud perpetrators study them and attempt to avoid raising red flags.
Even our own community would be raising red flags questioning the irreverence with which the show (and subsequent movie) dealt with sex and all of the saucy mind games and manipulation that go with it.