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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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Effectively raising the white flag at the Bernabeu went against everything Liverpool fans - and European observers - expected from the club.
Because, having seen the first episode of this anodyne, sub-GCSE- level history lesson, I can't understand why everyone didn't join me in raising the white flag and refuse to take any more pain.
Stand-in skipper Gary Irvine helped Dundee battle back from the brink once - so he has no intention of raising the white flag now.
MANILA -- At the House of Representatives, the bloc opposed to the RH bill is not raising the white flag despite the presidential certification.
No matter how Joe Anderson and his allies attempt to justify their actions: history will judge them as raising the white flag, when a courageous stand was called for in the face of an attack on the working class unprecedented in modern history.
Summary: International mortgage solutions announced today they are finally raising the white flag and surrendering on offering mortgages for people buying in Morocco and Cape Verde.
Doing so now would simply be raising the white flag, and it's never been in our nature to do anything like that.
Not that Bruce is raising the white flag before tomorrow.
I am ringing the alarm bell, not raising the white flag.
Paddy Power, head of communications, said: "It's simply a case of raising the white flag.
He would never say so outright but in making 10 changes to the side which beat the Italians, Hansen, if not quite raising the white flag, has injected a hefty dose of realism into the Telstra Stadium clash.
THE battle for the soul of the Welsh Conservatives shows no sign of one side or the other raising the white flag.
UNDER-FIRE Wales coach Graham Henry says he has no intention of raising the white flag and surrendering his post.
With Nicky Joyce finding the range that would bring him five points over the 70 minutes and Bradshaw and Martin again raising the white flag Galway led by 1-8 to 0-4 at the break.
Like the axing of the Harrier fleet and our aircraft carriers, it leaves a gaping hole in our defence capability and basically signals that we are raising the white flag of surrender to our foes, of which there are many.