warning shot

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warning shot

n to fire a warning shotsparare (in aria) un colpo di avvertimento
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In the diplomatic wording of the Bank that is a shot across the bow to a Government that isnt doing anything tangible.
A private investment management firm fired a shot across the bow of Fortress Investment Group LLC, the company that controls and operates the newspaper publishing firm New Media Investment Group Inc.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Microsoft is taking a shot across the bow of Google Android by broadening availability of Cortana, both to help users and to gain valuable user data.
I fired a shot across the bow of travel firm Thomson to secure a PS400 refund for Gordon Cooper.
They stayed up by the skin of Luis Suarez's teeth last season but bookies believe Saturday's shocker was a shot across the bow - Mannone (right) dropped it - and quote the Wearsiders at just 11-4 to go down.
If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, this can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term," Obama told Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in a televised interview.
But while the new online stores are a first shot across the bow of the traditional menswear market, many companies (and their potential customers) are eager to see physical retail shops appear.
s latest shot across the bow of upstart Aereo was much discussed (News Corp.
The biggest shot across the bow, however, was in Germany where earlier this summer, a court in Cologne ruled circumcisions to be illegal.
As ridiculous as that sounds, that's a pretty important shot across the bow.
The stand taken by the Vermont Senate could be viewed as a shot across the bow that the dissatisfaction may be nearing a boiling point.
Califano addressed is, in my opinion, a welcome shot across the bow to those members of the health profession in favor of a single-payer system ("It's No 'Holiday' for Doctors," Guest Editorial, Oct.