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false alarm

noun [C]
 
 
an occasion when people believe that something dangerous is happening, but it is not: Fire engines rushed to the scene, but it was a false alarm.Faults and mistakes
Translations of “false alarm”
in Chinese (Traditional) 假警報, 虛驚…
in Russian ложная тревога…
in Turkish sahte alarm, yanlış uyarı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假警报, 虚惊…
in Polish fałszywy alarm…
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