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a shot across the bows/a warning shot (across the bows)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha shot across the bows/a warning shot (across the bows)a shot across the bows/a warning shot (across the bows)WARNsomething you say or do to warn someone that you oppose what they are doing and will try to make them stop it – used especially in news reports The president’s own supporters are firing a warning shot across his bows. shot
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