white flag

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white flag

a sign of surrender. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
See: Defeat
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Had Burnley's forwards shown composure in front of goal, United could have been staring at a sixth league defeat and unfurling the white flag of surrender in the title race.
And last week the dad's army committee men were forced to run up the white flag of surrender after a warning shot from the officials.
He accused Tory leader David Cameron of showing the "white flag of surrender to euro-extremism" in his own party.
Heading north towards Norway, with no flag of surrender, she was attacked by a Liberator aircraft from RAF 547 Squadron which dropped depth charges.
THE WHITE flag of surrender is being waved on the streets to the yobs and criminals, claims Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon.
SALEM - The Democratic Senate raised the white flag of surrender Wednesday after five months of struggling to revamp the land use system, turning the issue over to the Republican House.
As the new Palestinian prime minister, the softly spoken Ahmed Qurei, also known as Abu Ala'a, laid down his conditions for acceptance of office, it was clear he did not come waving a white flag of surrender. With his terms he put the ball firmly back in the international arena.
"If we can't protect our children," Fantino declared, "then we should, as a society, fly the white flag of surrender because all is lost" (Toronto Sun, Star, N.
No, he didn't exactly wave a white flag of surrender, but following two mighty Ivanisevic serves he did hand his racket to the ball boy during that sixth game, inviting the lad to see if he could do any better.
And in today's business climate, a white flag of surrender is sure to follow.
James Kennedy doesn't buy into the talk emanating from some circles in Washington these days that the Religious Right has lost the so-called "culture wars." In fact, as far as Kennedy is concerned, now is the time to declare "spiritual war," not run up the white flag of surrender.