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hoist one's flag

Definition of hoist one's flag in English:

(Of an admiral) take up command.
Example sentences
  • In 1814 he briefly hoisted his flag at sea, commanding the naval escort for Louis XVIII's return to France from his English exile.
  • Before their plans could come to fruition, though, they had a serious falling out, and on 2nd September 1966 he and his family took control of the tower on their own and hoisted their flag.
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