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red light, the

Slang definitions & phrases for red light, the

red light, the

noun phrase

A warning or command to stop: We were all set, but the boss gave us the red light

[1931+; found by 1849 in the time before traffic lights]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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