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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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.
But rising Super League star Roberts has made it clear no-one at the Giants is planning to raise the white flag.
ZINEDINE ZIDANE is refusing to raise the white flag in the La Liga title race despite Real Madrid falling four points behind leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Floyd Mayweather is going to inflict so much pain and punishment on May 2 that Manny Pacquiao might be forced to raise the white flag, according to the fighter's father and chief trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, City boss Stephen Kenny insists the sale of McClean won't force his top of the table side to raise the white flag in their title challenge.
Their troubled European campaign resumes against Racing Metro in Paris tonight and head coach Mark McCall will not allow his side to raise the white flag.
The aim of the embargo on the Hamas movement and the Gaza Strip was to force us to raise the white flag of surrender, but Hamas will not break," he added.
Iraq is on the threshold of a bloody battle and the bloodbath will not stop until the Sunnis raise the white flag and settle for second or third place (instead of partnership with Shiites).
He added, "These measures will not send our friends and supporters away, will not make us retreat in fear or raise the white flag.
That decision led more retailers to give up on HD DVD, prompting Toshiba to raise the white flag.