Definition of put the flags (or flag) out in English:

put the flags (or flag) out


  • Celebrate.

    ‘temperatures are increasing again—that's why we're putting out the flags’
    • ‘The other one is in prison and me and his mam put the flags out when that happened because he's safe, he's alive and he's warm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When it is all complete perhaps we will put the flags out in honour of the Council and have an opening day.’
    • ‘In fact, it was Monday afternoon before we could really put the flags out.’