raise the white flag

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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"We are not naive, and know we are probably favourites for 20th place in this league, but we will not raise the white flag. Last year, in the Championship, we were able to break all the rules, and we are looking forward to breaking more rules this season."
We know we are the underdog but we won't raise the white flag."
Yet he's playing with fire by seeming to raise the white flag. He even seemed to say United are similar to Everton, before today's game.
But a never-say-die team as they are, the Kings stressed they are not about to raise the white flag yet.
The Government will spend all summer warning us of the doomsday of a hard Brexit so that when they raise the white flag in abject surrender to the EU, Rees-Mogg's alternative will look unacceptable.
But if we have Jesus at our side, they will raise the white flag of surrender.
He said "we cannot agree with those who call for surrender in the face of the onslaught by international drug crime, raise the white flag and open the gate in front of total drug liberalization." "Such an approach would be fraught with a disaster unprecedented in scale," Lavrov said.
But rising Super League star Roberts has made it clear no-one at the Giants is planning to raise the white flag.
And he insists the rich-get-richer divide the extra dough will create in Scottish football should be seen as a gauntlet for other teams, not cause to raise the white flag.
We all got used to seeing diva of our lifetime, Ahlam, hate on her colleague, Ragheb Alama on the set of Arab Idol, but this girl doesn't know when to raise the white flag and call it quits.
A meeting of the city council's licensing committee yesterday was warned that if the application was granted it would mean police in Liverpool having to "raise the white flag" over enforcing licensing laws.
Arslan says he is sure that if more effective operations are planned and executed, the PKK will raise the white flag.
BRIAN McMATH has become the latest trainer to raise the white flag in the face of economic problems, although he has not given up on returning to the profession for a third time.