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Origin of false alarm
Words nearby false alarm
Example sentences from the Web for false alarm
The vast majority of these usually end up being false alarms, with the symptoms either unrelated to the drug in question or not an indication of any danger.
And no issue should be defined by its outliers because it paints a false picture.
On Christmas Day, sometime after dark, a hideous fire overtook the venue: 100 firefighters, 33 fire trucks, a four-alarm blaze.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot|Shinan Govani|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has contributed to a false picture of law enforcement based on isolated injustices.
The airline industry objects that sometimes these deployable recorders can pop out without cause, spreading needless alarm.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Nothing else to do” was the most common response for why people chose to go to The Ball, though that rang a little false to me.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of the alarm returned, however, when the creature attempted to climb up by his own ladder.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Her face wore a look of distress, almost of alarm; she kept her place, but her eyes gave Bernard a mute welcome.Confidence|Henry James
The public eye, ever watchful and timid, waits scarcely for the show of danger to take alarm and withdraw its favour.
British Dictionary definitions for false alarm
Idioms and Phrases with false alarm
A warning signal that is groundless, made either by mistake or as a deliberate deception. For example, The rumor that we were all going to get fired was just a false alarm, or Setting off a false alarm is a criminal offense. This expression, first recorded in 1579, today is often used for a report of a nonexistent fire.