white flag


noun

an all-white banner or piece of cloth, used as a symbol of surrender or truce.

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Idioms for white flag

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

Origin of white flag

First recorded in 1590–1600

OTHER WORDS FROM white flag

white-flag, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

noun

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