Definition of flag-flying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflaɡˌflīiNG/


The action of making a public display to promote the interests of one’s country, or of another organization or group.
Example sentences
  • The much-vaunted revival of US patriotism was also very different to previous displays of flag-flying - people huddling together in grief and fear, not celebrating their national pride.
  • A wave of flag-flying patriotism swept England to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations and the arrival of the national football team at the World Cup.
  • Victory parades and flag-flying welcome-home celebrations enabled the flu to spread rapidly.

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Syllabification: flag-fly·ing

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