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

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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 — 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

  • 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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