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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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Such cases, where competitive tendering was avoided, should definitely raise red flags.
The bill's sponsors have stressed the bill is about targeting suspicious companies likely to be shells and not just LLCs created for purchases that otherwise wouldn't raise red flags.
But when it is peddled as a cure for all kinds of ailments because a celebrity or someone who had a life-threatening disease said it helped them through a medical problem or cured their disease - this should raise red flags as to its veracity.
But that it is still so easily controlled and manipulated, especially at moments of possibly monumental social change, ought to raise red flags among our celebrated defenders of democracy in parliament.
Many phishing attempts are easy for end users to sniff out because they contain bold requests, misspelled words, or questionable attachments that raise red flags.
Still, the industry lagged behind much of the web in overall security, which is sure to raise red flags for consumers as they trust online services more and more with sensitive information and transactions.
(By contrast, the complaint notes that Deutsche Bank did raise red flags about a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad transfer, though the deal ultimately was approved.) In a statement, Goldman said it had "no visibility" into how the money was used after the bonds were sold.
Some lawmakers raise red flags, The Dallas Morning News
The skilled sales interviewer can learn to recognize key identifiers that should raise red flags. Here are seven major ones:
Other chapters consider the ethics of participation in the bio-enhancement of troops and raise red flags about dual-use medical technologies that will inevitably leak into the civilian sector.
It wasn't an ad on craigslist or a classified in the Penny Saver that signaled their downfall, hut Crawford, a CE industrial mechanic, solicited Jewish organizations to raise funds for "a weapon to use against enemies of Israel." I can think of fewer cold-call pitches that would so hastily raise red flags throughout the community.
But new data raise red flags over the accuracy of previously reported human blood concentrations of BPA--amounts described over the years as being representative of the general population.
Silverman warns that "yes" replies to these other questions raise red flags and signal arrogance.
The alarmist title of the report alone should raise red flags, but also consider this: Never in the survey's five-year history has a retailer scored better than 65 points on a 100-point scale.
Even though hindsight is 20/20, an "allergic reaction" in a patient on lamotrigine should raise red flags.