cause for alarm


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cause for alarm

A reason to be worried, frightened, or concerned about something. The X-ray showed a slight discoloration in my lungs, but my doctor assured me it was no cause for alarm. There was cause for alarm when we noticed our boss shredding all the files in her office.
See also: alarm, cause
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'The former governor wishes to assure his supporters and the generality of Lagosians to continue to remain calm and law-abiding as there is no cause for alarm.'
'The rise is within the 2.8 percent to 3.6 percent range estimated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas [BSP]; hence, there is no cause for alarm,' Panelo added.
The level of ignorance from senior Tory politicians on Irish affairs and history is cause for alarm with former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson comparing the frontier between the Republic and the North to the border between Camden and Westminster in London.
"It's no cause for alarm because it is a normal occurrence," Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep.
JEREMY CORBYN has described the appointment of Esther McVey as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions as "a cause for alarm for disabled people."
THE government on Friday assured bank customers that there was no cause for alarm over the credit card breach and prompt action will be taken on the issue.
UNEMPLOYMENT has risen again in Coventry and Warwickshire --but experts say it should not be a cause for alarm.
Although the Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) of the bank has shown a rising trend, the position is continuously and closely being monitored by the Bank and there is no cause for alarm. The stress on the asset quality is a reflection of the stress in the economy of the country.
Chidambaram today said that there was no cause for alarm on the rupee decline, and added that the capital inflows were strong.
Although last year's figures are within below minimal and do not have any cause for alarm, the CID found it timely to educate its clients on the increasing misleading marketing strategies implemented by competitor companies.
Indian expatriate Samson John said there's no cause for alarm as the government has assured the public that strict measures are in place to ensure that all meat in the country is safe.
There is no cause for alarm or concern, the spokesman concluded
Floaters that develop gradually are more an annoyance than a cause for alarm or need for treatment.
Bhutto's assassination was a tragedy for them--and a cause for alarm around the world.
Schools have a moral and legal obligation to protect the health and wellbeing of their staff and this survey should give them serious cause for alarm."