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)
Under a flag of convenience - If a ship sails under a flag of convenience, it is registered in a country where taxes, etc, are lower than in the country it comes from, so if someone does something under a flag of convenience, they attempt to avoid regulations and taxes by a similar means.
Wrap yourself in the flag - If someone wraps themselves in the flag, they pretend to be doing something for patriotic reasons or out of loyalty, but their real motives are selfish. ('Drape yourself in the flag' is an alternative form of this idiom)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. flaga, cf. Icel. flag, spot where a turf has been cut out, and E. flake, layer, scale. Cf. Floe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. obscure; cf. Dut. flag.
And if there comes another war you must be true to the flag and the country.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
That flag is the flag of dishonour!
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
No, it matters not if the flag has been seen.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
Wave a flag as a signal to begin placing the stars on the blue of the flag.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
This money was spent in books, in improvements on The Starry Flag, in charity, and for other proper purposes.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
As she came to an anchor, the flags run up to her masthead summoned Murray on board.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
He wanted to remove the Yugoslav flags from public buildings and substitute Italian flags.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
Had it gone the other way, a new and possibly formidable flag would have been added to the maritime nations.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Three cheers were then given for the flag, and the troops were dismissed.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
I had to lick him, flag or no flag.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
Below in the noisy village
The flags were floating gay,
And shone on a thousand faces
The light of a holiday.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Of silver silk, whereon the red
Great gladioli burn,
A rainbow-flag at her masthead,
A rose-flag at her stern;
"A Sunset Fantasy" by Victor James Daley
Sleeping to waken
In this weary world no more;
Sleeping for your true-lov'd country, brother,
Sleeping for the flag you bore.
"Sleeping for the Flag" by Henry Clay Work
If we must say, 'No more his peer
Cometh; the flag is furled.'
Stand not too near him, lest he hear
That slander on the world.
"To Them That Mourn" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"'Neath all the flags of all mankind
That use upon the seas,
Was there no other fleet to find
That you strike bands with these?
"The Rowers" by Rudyard Kipling
Now that the war—clamours cease,
And silently snowflakes fall,
Give we the kiss of Peace,
And one Flag be the Flag of us all!
"The White Pall Of Peace" by Alfred Austin
Local driver Brian Blevins celebrates his first Late Model win of 2008 after starting on the pole position and leading flag-to-flag to earn the victory in the 50-lap feature race.
My flag starts the American Flag-photo tour.
Our nation's birthday is celebrated on the Fourth of July, but on June 14th we celebrate Flag D or Flag Birthday and Old Glory is 229 years old.
Parts of flags that flew at the Baker Chapel and Eastbrook Mobile Home Park were stitched into the National 9/11 flag.
The American Legion Post 55 in Oxford burned more than 25 flags Thursday night during a ceremony to properly dispose of torn or worn-out American flags.
VFW to dispose of American flags, flags, vfw, monday, veterans, american, disposal, members, foreign, states, united.
An update on a story we brought to you last week about Riddle elementary school that didn't have the American flag flying outside, because overgrown trees kept tearing the flag.
PORT ROYAL – Stevie Smith earned the second Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 of his career Saturday in convincing style with a flag-to-flag victory in the 44th annual running of the track's prestigious season-ending event.
The Browns have waved the white flag on their white-flag giveaway for tomorrow's game against the Steelers.
On the other hand, it's yellow flag after yellow flag in the NFL.
0An American flag is stolen from a Widefield home, and now the flag's owner is asking the community for help finding it.
0The Lt Kenneth Lee Coontz, VFW Post #2446 in Hannibal will be performing a flag retirement ceremony on Sept 29 for flags that are worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair.
The fourth of July is just a week away and a lot of you will probably be hanging up American flag s at your business, or home, or perhaps a flag is already on display from Memorial Day.
On Saturday, October 6, 14 members of the Flag Flag Football League volunteered to run a Youth Field Day as part of the GSA Leadership Camp at UMass, Amherst.
Smokey the Bear and Chuck Lippi, Chairman of the Street Tree Advisory Committee, hold up a Tree City USA flag that was presented by Bill Leary, City Commissioner (shown at the far left of this photo near the American flag).
While there is a small effect fro m the inclusion of the new lattice estimate for fK / fp in the FLAG-2 average, the largest single in ﬂuence is from the new correction to the ratio G(Km2 )/G(pm2) for the effects of strong isospin breaking.
Testing the Standard Model with Kaon Decays
The next three sections contain the core of the presentation, an update on Hadron Spectroscopy (Sec. 3 ), Hadron Structure (Sec. 4 ) and Flavor Physics (Sec. 5 , with a brief presentation of the recent FLAG activities).
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
In such a situation it is useful to have reviews which provide averages, like the one by FLAG (with a focus on low-energy physics) or (with an eye on CKM physics).
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
Lattice QCD yields vital input in CKM analysis and BSM bounds, much of which is reviewed in the compilations by FLAG and latticeaverages .
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
There is a natural forgetful map from Flags(Cn) to each Grassmannian, taking a ﬂag to its subspace of dimension k, forgetting all the subspaces below and above.
The symplectic and algebraic geometry of Horn's problem