A Scarborough warning - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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No warning. The phrase might refer to a surprise attack on the castle of Scarborough in the 16th century. Primarily heard in UK. Well, that thunderstorm came through with a Scarborough warning—it wasn't supposed to rain today at all.
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As for a Scarborough Warning
, it means no warning at all.
Q WHERE does the saying "a Scarborough warning
" come from?
A A Scarborough warning
refers to the hasty hanging of criminals or even suspected criminals.