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  • sound alarm bells — set (the) alarm bells ringing if something sets alarm bells ringing, it makes you feel worried because it is a sign that there may be a problem. The huge vote for fascist candidates should ring alarm bells (= cause people to worry) across Europe …   New idioms dictionary

  • alarm bells — alarm/warning bells ► [plural] used to describe an occasion when you realize that something is wrong: ring/set off/sound warning bells »These figures should sound warning bells that the consumer economy is increasingly fragile. »Soaring costs of… …   Financial and business terms

  • The Alarm — For the 1914 film starring Fatty Arbuckle, see The Alarm (film). The Alarm The Alarm, 1984. Background information Also known as …   Wikipedia

  • set off alarm bells — to warn of trouble and the need for action. The report about worldwide climate change should sound alarm bells in every community …   New idioms dictionary

  • Declaration (The Alarm album) — Declaration Studio album by The Alarm Released February 1984 Recorded November 1983 …   Wikipedia

  • alarm — [[t]əlɑ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ♦♦♦ alarms, alarming, alarmed 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with/in N, N over/about n Alarm is a feeling of fear or anxiety that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen. The news was greeted with alarm by MPs... She sat up in alarm …   English dictionary

  • alarm — a|larm1 S2 [əˈla:m US əˈla:rm] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: alarme, from Old Italian all arme to the weapon ] 1.) a piece of equipment that makes a loud noise to warn you of danger a burglar/fire/smoke alarm ▪ I forgot to set the burglar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alarm — n 1 Alarm, tocsin, alert agree in meaning a signal that serves as a call to action or to be on guard especially in a time of imminent danger. Alarm is used of any signal that arouses to activity not only troops, but emergency workers (as firemen …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • alarm/warning bells — ► [plural] used to describe an occasion when you realize that something is wrong: ring/set off/sound warning bells »These figures should sound warning bells that the consumer economy is increasingly fragile. »Soaring costs of oil and gold set… …   Financial and business terms

  • Alarm clock — Clock radio redirects here. For the clocks synchronised by radio signals, see Radio clock. Traditional wind up (keywound), mechanical, spring driven alarm clock …   Wikipedia

  • sound — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sth you hear ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deafening, loud, powerful ▪ We need a big powerful sound from the trumpets in the final passage. ▪ audible …   Collocations dictionary

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