Red-light



verb (used with object), red-lighted, red-lighting.
1.
Informal. to stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light.
noun
1.
a red lamp, used as a traffic signal to mean “stop.”.
2.
an order or directive to halt an action, project, etc.:
There’s a red light on all unnecessary expenses.
3.
a children’s running game in which players must stop when “Red light!” is called.
4.
a signal of danger; warning.
noun
1.
a signal to stop, esp a red traffic signal in a system of traffic lights
2.
a danger signal
3.
an instruction to stop or discontinue
4.

a red lamp in a window of or outside a house indicating that it is a brothel
(as modifier): a red-light district

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