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Meaning of “hear warning bells” in the English Dictionary

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hear warning bells

(also warning bells start to ring/sound) used to ​describe a ​situation when ​peopleseesigns that something ​bad has ​started or is going to ​happen: For me, the warning ​bellsstarted to ​ring when she ​lost all that ​weight.
(Definition of hear warning bells from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hear warning bells”
in Chinese (Simplified) 察觉不祥之兆, 警钟已经敲响…
in Chinese (Traditional) 察覺不祥之兆, 警鐘已經敲響…
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