an all-white banner or piece of cloth, used as a symbol of surrender or truce.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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 flagwhite-flag, adjective
Words nearby white flag
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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
a white flag or a piece of white cloth hoisted to signify surrender or request a truce
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