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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.
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Thiem, beaten 6-1 6-0 by Djokovic in Rome last month, could hardly believe his luck as his Serbian opponent waved the white flag in the third set, losing it in 20 minutes.
"He said he had waved the white flag. We are always teasing each other.
Mourinho seemingly waved the white flag following Chelsea's shock defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday and insisted that his side is now out of the running, the report added.
He was gutted at the way his players waved the white flag in a humiliating 9-0 home defeat to Cove last week.
Tom Bonell, Roger Davies, Adrian Killa and skipper Richard Davies all crossed for home tries as the Gwent side waved the white flag.
I thought people who had reached the grand old age of 40 had just kind of given up on life, waved the white flag and got fat.
England needed to win the final two rubbers to secure gold, but Anthony Clark and Robert Blair failed to achieve mission impossible and went down 21-14, 21-14 as England tamely waved the white flag.
Then, after just half an hour, officials waved the white flag and stopped play.
The big-name hedge funds, it seems, have waved the white flag and surrendered.
SystemSoft Corp, the long-troubled PC card and BIOS software company has finally waved the white flag and declared bankruptcy.
While others waved the white flag, Jimmy Walker was one of Tom Watson's go-to guys; and Jordan Spieth and the gutsy Patrick Reed (above) were a potent pairing in foursomes and fourballs.
Magnanimous in defeat, Henderson said: "I went to Paul with my handkerchief and waved the white flag.
But Davina eventually waved the white flag and handed her the dress so they could start filming at Hertfordshire's Bushey Campus.
And it was no surprise when, once Ian Millward's injury ravaged army finally waved the white flag at the semi-final stage, Keiron was booked into hospital for surgery on a hernia.
(above) recor stop inRt He floored 40-year-old Rogan (left) twice before the Irishman's corner waved the white flag.