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flag

1. verb, slang To arrest someone. The police will flag all of us if they catch us drinking—we are underage, you know.
2. verb, slang To fail something. You better study hard, or you'll flag this exam.
3. noun, slang The grade of F on something. You better study hard or you'll get a flag on this exam.
4. noun, slang A bandana worn to show one's gang affiliation. What color flag is that kid wearing?

flag

1. tv. to fail a course. Pat flagged English again.
2. n. the grade of F. I’ll get a flag on algebra for the semester.
3. tv. to arrest someone. (see also flagged.) They flagged Bob for speeding even though he was a judge.
4. n. a headcloth or bandana, especially one that shows gang identity. (Streets.) The kid wore a “flag” that alerted the officers to the fact that he was a gang member.

flagged

mod. arrested. Sally was flagged, and she called her fixer to come get her out.
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When Massachusetts became the last state in the nation to allow civilian flaggers on roads where the speed limit is below 45 mph five years ago, the administration and legislators left an unavoidable pothole, asserts Michael J.
Only a handful of Bay State communities, some of them with small police departments that don't have enough officers to do details, use civilian flaggers on local street projects, according to a survey by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
According to the state Department of Transportation, the average hourly rate for flaggers in low-bid contracts submitted from 2009 to 2011 is about $32 an hour, compared to detail officers who make an average of $37 an hour.
The state should pay flaggers at a lower rate, one commensurate with the demands of the job, and save the difference.
Flaggers will not have police radios and will not be immediately alerted about fires or medical emergencies.
The Patrick administration determined that the use of civilian flaggers would save communities an average of 13 percent.
Paiewonsky, the Massachusetts Highway Department commissioner, said even at the higher rate, there's still a savings and she expects that bids for flaggers over time will be less variable as they are used more often.
We have the right under the law to use flaggers under certain conditions, and we're going to do that and we're going to continue to use police details when the conditions warrant.
Most importantly, with state prevailing wage laws still controlling pay at the worksites, civilian flaggers enjoy an hourly pay rate that is only slightly less than that enjoyed by police officers.
One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers.
West King Road (at Belknap Covered Bridge) - The bridge rehabilitation project continues with traffic controlled by flaggers.
Watch for signs, cones and flaggers, and reduce speeds for your safety and the safety of the crews.
Bridge work will continue after that with traffic controlled by flaggers.
Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and pilot car.
Use caution in work zones, and obey traffic control signage and flaggers.