Yellow-card

yellow card

noun
Soccer. a yellow card shown by the referee to a player being cautioned for a violation.
Compare red card.
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yellow card
 
n
1.  a card of a yellow colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been officially cautioned for some offence
 
vb
2.  (tr) to caution (a player) officially for some offence
 
adj
3.  serving as a warning; intended to warn: a yellow card system is in place

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