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red card

noun
1.
Soccer. a red card shown by the referee to a player being sent off the field for a flagrant violation.
Compare yellow card.
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  • Your application's gone through, my boy; Hernandez has your red card in his pocket.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • Why did I get a red card while most of the others got a green card?

    From the Bottom Up Alexander Irvine
  • At the same time a red card is placed in the follow-up file for use in further circularizing.

  • At the first alternative between two paths, a red card was placed on the wrong side and a white one on the other.

  • Seven times had the red card been turned up, and seven times had my gold been doubled.

    Frank Mildmay Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Must have been done deliberate, too, for he'd taken pains to have the window marked plain for him with the red card.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • The red card he carried had been initialled by the secretaires of some thirty locals all over the country.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for red card

red card

noun
1.
a card of a red colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been sent off
verb
2.
(transitive) to send off (a player)
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