red flag

red flag
red flags
1) N-COUNT A red flag is a flag that is red in colour and is used as a symbol to represent communism and socialism or to indicate danger or as a sign that you should stop.

They waved red flags and shouted, `Lenin, yes'...

Then the rain came and the red flag went up to signal a halt.

2) N-COUNT If you refer to something as a red flag, you mean that it acts as a danger signal.

The abnormal bleeding is your body's own red flag of danger.

English dictionary. 2008.

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