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Fly the Flag

What Does "Fly the Flag" Mean?

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"Fly the flag" is an English idiom. It means "to show support or allegiance, especially by displaying a flag."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "fly the flag" used in a sentence:
  • They always fly the flag during national holidays.
  • Flying the flag for your country during international events shows pride and support.
  • The fans were there to fly the flag for their team.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Fly the Flag" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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