see yellow

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Modelled on see red.


see yellow

  1. (idiomatic, soccer) To receive a yellow card.
    • 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record[1]:
      Healy’s first act was to crudely wipe out Forrest on the touchline. He saw yellow when it could have been red.
      Lafferty then had his name taken for a late one on Adam Matthews.

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