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English definition of “hear warning bells”

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hear warning bells

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