See also: redlight

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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, Sting (lyrics and music), “Roxanne”:
      Roxanne, you don't have to put on your red light.
  3. (idiomatic) Denial to proceed; a ruling out of any possibility.

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Borrowed from English red-light district.

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red light m (plural red lights)

  1. (Canada) red-light district
    Synonym: quartier chaud