keep the flag flying


keep the flag flying
Australian Slang
appear courageous and cheerful in the face of difficulty

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • keep the flag flying — ▪ To (continue to) show support for or allegiance to one s own country, organization, etc ▪ To put in an appearance or otherwise ensure that one, or the nation, firm, etc one represents, is not overlooked ● flag * * * keep the ˈflag flying idiom… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Keep the flag flying — appear courageous and cheerful in the face of difficulty …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Facing the Flag — infobox Book | name = Facing the Flag title orig = Face au drapeau translator = Cashel Hoey image caption = author = Jules Verne illustrator = Léon Benett cover artist = country = France language = French series = Voyages Extraordinaires #42… …   Wikipedia

  • flag — flag1 [flæg] n [Sense: 1 4; Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from flag, name of a kind of flower.] [Sense: 5; Date: 1400 1500; : Old Norse; Origin: flaga] 1.) a piece of cloth with a coloured pattern or picture on it that represents a country or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flag — 1 noun (C) 1 a piece of cloth with a coloured pattern or picture on it that represents a country or organization: The children waved their flags as the Queen went by. | the flag of Texas | a flag flies (=a flag is shown on a pole): Flags were… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flag — I. /flæg / (say flag) noun 1. a piece of cloth, commonly bunting, of varying size, shape, colour, and device, usually attached by one edge to a staff or cord, and used as an ensign, standard, symbol, signal, decoration, display, etc. 2. a pennant …   Australian English dictionary

  • flag — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a piece of cloth, usu. oblong or square, attachable by one edge to a pole or rope and used as a country s emblem or as a standard, signal, etc. b a small toy, device, etc., resembling a flag. 2 Brit. an oblong strip of metal etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flag of Australia — See also: List of Australian flags Flag of Australia Use National flag and state ensign …   Wikipedia

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  • Flying Squadron (US Navy) — The Flying Squadron was a U.S. Navy squadron that operated in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean during the first half of the Spanish American War.Formation of the Flying SquadronIn the spring of 1898, tensions were rising between the… …   Wikipedia


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