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put the flags (or flag) out

Definition of put the flags or flag out in English:

Celebrate: temperatures are increasing again—that’s why we’re putting out the flags
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  • Oh, yes, we did put the flags out for the Coronation of Elizabeth II - but that wasn't a political show, was it, so it doesn't count.
  • In fact, it was Monday afternoon before we could really put the flags out.
  • When it is all complete perhaps we will put the flags out in honour of the Council and have an opening day.
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