red alert


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red alert

n.
1. A condition of heightened alertness or preparedness, especially to guard against imminent danger.
2. A warning of or signal indicating imminent danger.
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Noun1.red alert - the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
alert, qui vive - condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
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The red alert, the most serious level, will last from 7 a.
This measure reflects that the government, at least, has the courage to face this problem," said Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, a Chinese environmental NGO, referring to the red alert.
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When I reached Heathrow airport, the immigration department stopped me and said they have received a red alert notice against me.
This red alert has been issued after monitoring the activity of the volcano and seeing that it has increased seismic activity," Chilean Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said in a news conference.
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