show the flag

show the flag
to show that you support your country or organization

Two players will fly the flag for Welsh golf in Europe next month.

Thesaurus: community and the feeling of belonging to a communityhyponym
Main entry: flag

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I
(of a naval vessel) make an official visit to a foreign port, esp. as a show of strength
II
see flag I

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show the flag — see flag, 1
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Main Entry:show

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fly/show/wave the ˈflag idiom
to show your support for your country, an organization or an idea to encourage or persuade others to do the same
Main entry:flagidiom

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