from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A warning signal.
- n. Something that demands attention or provokes an irritated reaction.
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- n. A cue, warning, or alert; a sign or signal that something is wrong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Flag.
- n. a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the emblem of socialist revolution
- n. something that irritates or demands immediate action
- n. a flag that serves as a warning signal
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Despite documentation that proves Palin was never vetted as John McCain and others claim, she is waving the red flag, encouraging Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and others to continue their public "vetting" of Mitt Romney and the cast of Republican presidential hopefuls.
This is called waving the red flag, and threatening to put the nation's oil deficit in even more dollar-bashing trouble.
The second was more dangerous, coming five minutes after the session had started and just as a handful of cars were completing their installation laps, bringing out the red flag.