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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
1590-1600
Related forms
white-flag, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hoist white flag

white flag

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