white flag

noun
1.
an all-white banner or piece of cloth, used as a symbol of surrender or truce.
Idioms
2.
hoist/show/wave the white flag, to give up; weaken; yield.

Origin:
1590–1600

white-flag, adjective
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white flag
 
n
a white flag or a piece of white cloth hoisted to signify surrender or request a truce

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Example sentences
Now might be an appropriate time to throw in the white flag of surrender.
They're ready to wave the white flag and declare defeat.
The visitors affixed to it a white flag bound with red, white, and blue.
Another round was fired and the white flag withdrew.
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