red light

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red light ‎(plural red lights)

  1. A warning light, especially as a traffic signal indicating ‘stop’.
    We ran three red lights on the way to the hospital.
  2. A sign of a brothel.
    • 1978: Roxanne, you don't have to put on your red light. — Sting, ‘Roxanne’
  3. (idiomatic) Denial to proceed. Ruling out of any possibility.

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Etymology[edit]

From English red-light district.

Noun[edit]

red light m ‎(plural red lights)

  1. (Canada) red-light district
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