strike (one's) flag

(redirected from strike flag)

strike (one's) flag

To lower the flag on a ship in a show of surrender. Captain, they've struck their flag! We've won!
See also: flag, strike
References in periodicals archive ?
When the rector refused to back down, student activists hung black and red strike flags outside the university's 40 schools and research centers, closing down all classes and occupying the buildings to prevent nonstriking students from seizing them back.