heads-up

n. sorta "This is a heads-up" is a very American way of saying, "I'm telling you this now because xyz item is hurdling in your direction and you're going to need to do something or get out of the way." It's simultaneously a notice and a warning.

Business English jargon and slang. 2014.

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  • heads-up — UK US /ˈhedzʌp/ noun [S] INFORMAL ► a warning or piece of advice about something so that you are prepared for it: »Leading senators were reputedly furious not to have had a heads up regarding the news release. a heads up that sth »We ve given… …   Financial and business terms

  • heads-up — heads up1 adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL lively and intelligent: a team that plays heads up basketball heads up ,heads up 2 noun singular INFORMAL a warning: They gave us a heads up that the deal might be off …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heads-up — adj. maintaining presence of mind; alert and attentive; able to recognize and take quick advantage of opportunities; resourceful; as, he played good heads up baseball. Syn: wide awake. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • heads-up — [hedz′up′] Informal adj. [< interjectional phr. HEADS UP!: see HEAD] alert and resourceful [playing heads up baseball] n. the act or an instance of providing a notice or warning to alert someone, as in advance of difficulty or trouble …   English World dictionary

  • heads-up — n. [From its use as an interjection to warn of impending danger.] a warning to be prepared for an imminent event. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heads-up — clever, alert, 1952, from warning cry heads up! (i.e. look up! ), attested by 1939 …   Etymology dictionary

  • heads — heads; heads·man; …   English syllables

  • heads — index authorities, hierarchy (persons in authority) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heads-up — I noun a warning message he sent a heads up to the District Attorney • Hypernyms: ↑warning II adjective fully alert and watchful played heads up ball • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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