fly the flag

Fly the flag
If someone flies the flag, they represent or support their country. ('Wave the flag' and 'show the flag' are alternative forms of this idiom)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • fly the flag — ● flag * * * fly/wave/show/the flag phrase to show that you support your country or organization Two players will fly the flag for Welsh golf in Europe next month. Thesaurus: community and the feeling of belong …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly the flag — ► to show support for the country, group, or organization that you belong to: »The government was accused of failing to fly the flag for British farmers at the negotiations. Main Entry: ↑flag …   Financial and business terms

  • fly the flag — ► fly the flag 1) (of a ship) be registered in a particular country and sail under its flag. 2) represent one s country or demonstrate one s affiliation with a party or organization. Main Entry: ↑flag …   English terms dictionary

  • Fly the Flag — Infobox Album | Name = Fly the Flag Type = Album Artist = Down by Law Released = August 3, 1999 Recorded = Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, Virginia in February March 1999 Genre = Punk rock Length = 39:08 Label = Go Kart Producer = Dave Smalley; Don …   Wikipedia

  • fly the flag — fly/show/wave the flag to support or to represent your country. In the absence of any other Italian film directors, Mr Infascelli bravely flew the flag for his country. (often + for) …   New idioms dictionary

  • fly the flag —    If someone flies the flag, they represent or support their country. ( Wave the flag and show the flag are alternative forms of this idiom)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fly the flag — (of a ship) be registered in a particular country and sail under its flag. ↘(also show or carry or wave the flag) represent one s country or demonstrate one s affiliation with an organization. → flag …   English new terms dictionary

  • fly the flag — Acts of possession which put the true owner of real estate upon notice that his land is held under an adverse claim of ownership. 3 Am J2d Adv P § 23 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fly a flag —    to have a trouser zip inadvertently undone    Whether or not a part of the shirt tail is protruding. You may also, in this situation, be said to be flying low …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Fly the Flags — Infobox Album | Name = Fly the Flags Type = Live album Artist = Stiff Little Fingers Released = 1994 re released 1998 Recorded = October 27 1991 at the Brixton Academy, Brixton, London Genre = Punk Length = ??? Label = Castle Producer = ???… …   Wikipedia

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