English version

white flag

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhite flagˌwhite ˈflag noun [countable]  BEAT/DEFEATa sign that you accept that you have failed or been defeatedsurrenderwave/raise/show etc the white flag Despite the loss, the team refuses to wave the white flag and give up on the season.
Examples from the Corpus
white flagThey made a white flag and left by car.But the men pulled a white flag and later surrendered in the presence of a priest.A white flag would mean the baby was a boy, and it was safe to return.In mid-afternoon, Salisbury was back under his white flag.All John Smith had done was put up the white flag.Eventually Watney's waved the white flag, and Maxwell Joseph had acquired the brewery he wanted.wave/raise/show etc the white flagEventually Watney's waved the white flag, and Maxwell Joseph had acquired the brewery he wanted.
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