white flag

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  1. hoist/show/wave the white flag, to give up; weaken; yield.

Origin of white flag

First recorded in 1590–1600
Related formswhite-flag, adjective
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Related Words for white flag

capitulation, retreat, submission

Examples from the Web for white flag

Historical Examples of white flag

  • The question of uniform was condoned, however, just as the white-flag incidents were condoned.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for white flag

white flag

  1. a white flag or a piece of white cloth hoisted to signify surrender or request a truce
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