to set / sound / ring (the) alarm bells
/sˈɛt sˈaʊnd ɹˈɪŋ ðə ɐlˈɑːɹm bˈɛlz/
to cause fear or concern by showing a warning sign
all hell break loose / out
/ˈɔːl hˈɛl bɹˈeɪk lˈuːs ˈaʊt/
used when a situation suddenly becomes very intense or chaotic
to bring sth to a head
/bɹˈɪŋ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tʊ ɐ hˈɛd/
to worsen a situation to a point that it requires immediate action
to come to a head
/kˈʌm tʊ ɐ hˈɛd/
to become very dangerous or problematic in a way that demands immediate action
on the line
/ɑːnðə lˈaɪn/
used when someone or something is subjected to a serious threat or danger
on the rocks
/ɑːnðə ɹˈɑːks/
(in reference to a business or relationship) in a difficult or troubled state, and may be at risk of falling apart
on the hook
/ɑːnðə hˈʊk/
used to refer to a situation in which someone is forced or committed to fulfill a responsibility, often due to prior agreements or expectations
to keep / hold sb/sth at bay
/kˈiːp ɔːɹ hˈoʊld ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ æt bˈeɪ/
to maintain control or prevent from advancing, causing harm, or becoming a threat
to burn sth to a crisp / cinder
/bˈɜːn ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tʊ ɐ kɹˈɪsp ɔːɹ sˈɪndɚ/
to cause significant damage or destruction to something by subjecting it to intense heat or fire
or else
/ɔːɹ ˈɛls/
used to threaten someone or seriously warn them
in one's crosshairs
/ɪn wˈʌnz kɹˈɔshɛɹz/
used to refer to someone who is in the direct focus of another person who intends to physically attack, harm, or potentially kill them
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