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red-flag

[red-flag] /ˈrɛdˈflæg/
verb (used with object), red-flagged, red-flagging.
1.
to mark or draw attention to for a particular purpose:
The department has red-flagged the most urgent repair work to be done.
2.
to provoke the attention of; alert; arouse:
The animal's refusal to eat red-flagged the keeper that something was wrong.
adjective
3.
of or relating to a red flag.
4.
intended or serving to emphasize, warn, incite, or provoke.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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