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red card

Soccer. a red card shown by the referee to a player being sent off the field for a flagrant violation.
Compare yellow card. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Your application's gone through, my boy; Hernandez has your red card in his pocket.

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  • Why did I get a red card while most of the others got a green card?

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    Alexander Irvine
  • At the first alternative between two paths, a red card was placed on the wrong side and a white one on the other.

  • The red card he carried had been initialled by the secretaires of some thirty locals all over the country.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • Must have been done deliberate, too, for he'd taken pains to have the window marked plain for him with the red card.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • At the same time a red card is placed in the follow-up file for use in further circularizing.

  • Seven times had the red card been turned up, and seven times had my gold been doubled.

    Frank Mildmay Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for red card

red card

a card of a red colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been sent off
(transitive) to send off (a player)
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