wave a/the white flag

(redirected from wave the white flag)

wave a/the white flag

To offer a sign of surrender or defeat; to yield or give in. After the prosecutors brought forward their newest evidence, the defendant waved the white flag and agreed to the plea bargain. We've been in negotiations for weeks, but it looks like the other company might finally be ready to wave a white flag.
See also: flag, wave, white
References in periodicals archive ?
element-invisibleSportshub ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1Warriors coach Steve Kerr seemed to wave the white flag with more than six minutes left in the game, pulling his starters.
The Bolts slid to a league-worst 2-6 in the standings, but Hugnatan feels it's still too early to wave the white flag.
Do you think Elissa will wave the white flag too now?
In the interview, Ahmeti said "that it has not crossed him mind to wave the white flag and he would fight until a final solution is reached for the dispute.
We might as well wave the white flag, say goodbye to our reborn identity and become another one of Ingleby Barwick's many sprawling villages.
Lewis Hamilton is refusing to wave the white flag in the title chase despite a gearbox failure in Singapore all-but ruining his 2012 campaign.
45pm LIAM BUCKLEY is in no mood to wave the white flag on the title race.
Hooker James Roby also grabbed two but foot-ofthe-table Quins refused to wave the white flag.
Sometimes your sign finds it incredibly difficult to wave the white flag but you'll really make your mum's Christmas if you do.
Let's not allow the "not in my name loonies" to wave the white flag until the war is declared.
However, with that plan quashed by BHA regulations and his jaw still not repaired, Ferdy Murphy's stable jockey yesterday took the decision to wave the white flag.
They have treated Harry as if his demise would be a blow so dire we would never recover, and would have to wave the white flag to the beastly Taliban.
This country is led by a man dedicated to keeping the red flag flying; what he has now done is to wave the white flag.
The easy option would have been to wave the white flag, but they only got stronger after Alan's dismissal.
If they somehow manage some nominations for this modest movie, it will be time for other studios to wave the white flag and rename the Oscars in Harvey Weinstein's honor.