flag-waving flag-waving

Definition(s):

  • (adj) fanatically patriotic

Usage(s):

  1. If we indulge in a bit of chest-thumping and flag-waving when the job is done, well, we earned it.
  2. But flag-waving Americans shouldn't be dismayed.
  3. The act of flag-waving by the 42-year-old fighter pilot may have carried the most freight.

News

  1. Tens of thousands on streets, Turkish PM Erdogan defiant

    By Nick Tattersall and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told flag-waving supporters on Sunday that his patience with mass anti-government protests had its limits, and moved to seize back the initiative by announcing counter-rallies next weekend. As Erdogan spoke in the capital Ankara, tens of thousands massed in an Istanbul square to demand his ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Tourists Still Feel Safe in Istanbul Amid Protests

    It's reasonable advice anywhere in the world, but with frightening images of tear gas and flag-waving demonstrators, does Turkey remain a safe place for tourists?
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Amid protests, Erdogan returns to Turkey

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an end to about a week of protests against his government, and said that accusations of excessive police force would be investigated. Erdogan arrived early Friday in Istanbul, where he was met at an airport by thousands of cheering, flag-waving supporters. He had been on a four-day trip to North Africa. "These demonstrations have lost all ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

Quotes

  1. "It was tremendous, I got a lot of people with disabilities who wrote to me," said Sullivan, a quadriplegic. "I had a woman from Serbia run after me in the streets and say 'you changed our country [with the flag-waving example] .' "
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Sam Sullivan Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "I think it would have a tremendous impact way beyond flag-waving and pride," said Salazar, who now works in the running department at Nike and will run the first 16 kilometers (10 miles) of this weekend's marathon to help pace Lance Armstrong....
    on Nov 2, 2006 By: Alberto Salazar Source: International Herald Tribune

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