false alarm

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A warning sound which turns out to have been erroneous.
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"Then, if they rise, shout the alarm at the top of your voice [ …] but be careful not to rouse the camp by a false alarm, for if you do, instead of gaining credit we shall become the jest of the whole force."

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'false alarm':

false alarmA thing or occurrence which initially causes fear, distress, etc. but which is subsequently recognized as being no cause for concern.
false alarmA person who pretends to be more accomplished or a thing that seems to be of higher quality than is later found to be the case.
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