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heads-up

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈhedz.ʌp/ informal us  
a warning that something is going to happen, usually so that you can prepare for it: This note is just to give you a heads-up that Vicky will be arriving next week. UK a short talk or statement about how a situation or plan is developing: The boss called a meeting to give us a heads-up on the way the project was going.
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