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Meaning of “warning/alarm bells start to ring/sound” in the English Dictionary

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warning/alarm bells start to ring/sound

used to ​describe an ​occasion when you ​realize that something is ​wrong: When Frank ​suggested coming to ​stay for a ​couple of ​days, ​alarmbellsstarted to ​ring in my ​head.
(Definition of warning/alarm bells start to ring/sound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “warning/alarm bells start to ring/sound”
in Chinese (Simplified) 敲响警钟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敲響警鐘…
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