ring/sound alarm bells Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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ring/sound alarm bells

If something ​rings/​sounds alarm ​bells, it makes you ​start to ​worry because it is a ​sign that there may be a ​problem: The ​namerang alarm ​bells in her ​mind.
(Definition of ring/sound alarm bells from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ring/sound alarm bells”
in Chinese (Simplified) 敲警钟, 发出危险信号, 引起警觉…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敲警鐘, 發出危險信號, 引起警覺…