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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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On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the Company announced that it would release its fourth quarter results on Thursday, March 19, 2015, raising red flags by giving investors only two days notice to prepare for Youku Tudou's earnings announcement.
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.
The Justice Department and FDIC say that they are not targeting any industries or trying to harm firearm businesses, but giving them the benefit of the doubt, regardless of their intent, the result remains that banks are less willing to do business with firearm companies due to fear of raising red flags with federal agents.
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.
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.
NJDC President David Harris said that the existence of Paul on the Committee "should be raising red flags and provoking severe concern across the pro-Israel community.
DelSignore is raising red flags about the state's pension reform law, claiming it has stymied the Worcester Retirement Board from making investments.
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.
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.
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.
And with a sea of new research raising red flags about the ocean's health and water quality, the exhibit couldn't be more timely, teaching its visitors how America's top marine scientists are unlocking the darkest, deepest source of mysteries on the planet.
He probably realizes there is no point to raising red flags like that early on.