+0
Dictionaries say heads-up, in "Thanks for your heads-up," is used for a warning for something undesirable or something that requires alert that could happen soon. Is it only used for those? Couldn't it be used for something desirable too?

Best,

Hiro
+0
It could be used for something desirable, but I haven't heard it used that way as often.

CJ
+0
HSSDictionaries say heads-up, in "Thanks for your heads-up," is used for a warning for something undesirable or something that requires alert that could happen soon. Is it only used for those? Couldn't it be used for something desirable too?

Best,

Hiro

I received a "heads-up" email just today to let me know that there would probably be a meeting of the board I serve on. I don't know that this is positive or negative - probably neutral. I also used the 'heads-up' simply to inform the property manager of my condominium that a large bill would be coming and he should not be alarmed. Neutral, again, probably.

I think it could also be used to inform people that a surprise retirement party (example) will be coming in the near future and that people might want to save a date.
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Comments  
Thanks, Jim. Thanks, Philip. I was writing this post when Philip's message came in.

Just to get some more sense of the expression, it could be used for something like this, couldn't it?

(They are holding a meeting with their partner company)

Meeting participant of the company: I think that meeting will definately determine the future direction we are heading in.

Outsider informant: I hear your partner will bring in a surprise proposal for a more profitable tie-in. You might want to get more details of that in advance. Better prepare!

MP: Oh, is that right? Gee, thanks, thanks for the heads-up. I will tell my team that, and have them get on it right away.

My best,

Hiro

Sendai, Japan

Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
I see that example as typical. It's a good illustration of just how that expression is used.

CJ
Many thanks, CJ. I feel like I can use the phrase now. Great.

Hiro
Thanks again for your support in this and won't have the money in my account I will have a look to be cold you have the other to make it this and new in box and our other dog UI up for i the money to you o yot ty it was to be I ty UI i I understand if ouu err ouu the mone
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.