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show the flag

To stand up for, support, or defend someone or something. A number of people from the actor's hometown are arriving into New York to show the flag at his debut performance on Broadway. My country is often a target for insults or gibes abroad, so whenever I go traveling I make a point of showing the flag for it.
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Stamp also shows the flags of both the countries and on the bottom are inscribed Pakistan - Russia friendship.
The rare example shows the flags of the nations of the world going through a swastika.