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raise the white flag

To indicate one's surrender, defeat, or submission. All right, I raise the white flag—you win the game. That attack totally decimated us, and we were forced to raise the white flag.
See also: flag, raise, white
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And after making 10 changes to his team to give promising youngsters a chance and to help injured players return, Bruce cannot forgive the way they raised the white flag.
It was the Brigadier Southam who raised the white flag because we were about to drown since the tide was coming in.
Federer, leading 6-3 3-0 when his rival raised the white flag, understood the vocal disappointment of the crowd, saying: "A player should not go on court if he knows he should not finish.
The Minister has raised the white flag with his comments that there are certain conditions you cannot change, and that's the high cost of houses, not enough houses being available for people to move in to, a change of rules, access to finance, access to land.
The prospect of voter confusion was greatly reduced when medical marijuana entrepreneur Paul Stanford, the sponsor of two of the competing initiatives, raised the white flag, saying he would be unable to collect the required number of petition signatures by the state's July 3 deadline.
Punters raised the white flag at Ayr after Jamie Moore and 40-1 shot Al Co crushed their hopes of cashing in on a home-trained Scottish Grand National winner.
London, June 6 ( ANI ): Former 'X Factor' judge Tulisa Contostavlos has reportedly raised the white flag in defeat in her court battle against former boyfriend for leaking their private sex tape online.
One of those points, from Conor Laverty in the 24th minute, looked wide but after some hesitation the umpires raised the white flag.
It is a cliche to invoke the wartime spirit in these cases but if these overpaid over-comfortable bureaucrats had been around in 1939 they'd have raised the white flag at the sound of the first siren.
London's Heathrow Airport, the world's busiest international passenger air hub, has raised the white flag and admitted it won't be able to stop Dubai from stealing its crown.
The Channel Tunnel and UK-based airlines raised the white flag long ago and don't take part in the trade in fluffy creatures.
Despite a 50km effort by four Sky team mates to get him back on, he eventually raised the white flag.
0 (Valencia win 2-0 on agg) ROBERT Huth claimed Stoke's performance against Valencia at the Mestalla last night defied the critics who said Tony Pulis' team selection had effectively raised the white flag in their Europa League last-32 tie.
Alegent Health could have raised the white flag, but its perseverance eventually paid off.