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wave a/the white flag

To offer a sign of surrender or defeat; to yield or give in. After the prosecutors brought forward their newest evidence, the defendant waved the white flag and agreed to the plea bargain. We've been in negotiations for weeks, but it looks like the other company might finally be ready to wave a white flag.
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Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is waving the white flag in his rift with President Duterte's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
The Ibrox side head north on Sunday but the Broch chief isn't waving the white flag - and he says a famous result from the club's past is a source for optimism.
The tarantula-owning Tory's manoeuvring into the post is a PM waving the white flag of surrender, showing May's strings are pulled by a Cabinet showing her little or no respect.
War Decree's fans were waving the white flag when the colt suffered defeat in Thursday's Craven at Newmarket.
However, Hove racing manager Peter Miller is far from waving the white flag and is looking to battle back starting at Romford tomorrow.
One minute Gus is waving the white flag, and the next minute he's the best thing since sliced bread.
One minute, Gus is waving the white flag and the next he's the best thing since sliced bread.
However, Wollff said that Mercedes' decision did not mean they are waving the white flag already this season, adding that he wants his side to be among the four top teams in the constructors' championship and have a driver among the top four as well.
We're not waving the white flag just yet when it comes to TCP.
Babel comes across as being quite a confident lad and it gave the impression that he was waving the white flag and wasn't prepared to fight for his place.
We want some civic leaders who are committed to standing up for Coventry, the people who live here, their jobs and local facilities - not giving up at the first sign that things are not going their way and waving the white flag.
Phillips is not waving the white flag of surrender yet but accepts the Reds, 12 points clear of Rugby United and 17 clear of Halesowen (who do have two games in hand) are the hottest of red-hot favourites.
I've had my fill of Marissa Young,'' said Lancers (23-9) coach Gary Walin, effectively waving the white flag.
Focusing on S&P Depositary Receipts, or "Spyders" (SPY), Buckley and Pyle present some potential option strategies to be executed in this market, both for those who are waving the white flag along with Cramer and traders who think the market might be ripe for recovery.
But make no mistake, Ginebra is far from waving the white flag.