Union down

(Naut.) a signal of distress at sea made by reversing the flag, or turning its union downward.

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And some are deemed traitors ranging from the Confederates seeking separation from the Union down to Edward Snowden and his revelations of abuse by agencies of the federal government.
I will never let the Greek people down and I know that the Greek people don't want to let the European Union down.
9: Kevin Ellis (Heol-y-Cyw)/David Bishop (Old Illtydians): Another either/or and two players who went to shine on the international stage in the 13-a-side code up north more than Union down south.
9: Kevin Ellis (Heol-y-Cyw)/David Bishop (Old Illtydians): Another either/ or and two players who went on to shine on the international stage in the 13-a-side code up north more than Union down south.
He has access to the Players' Union down south where his idea has been welcomed.
They can't say it's a best practice or something the credit union down the street does," he said.
Her biggest defender, Norman Tebbit did say, however, even he thought she went too far in grinding the mining union down.
And you can call us swivel-eyed nutters until all the mad cows come home, but the fact remains - they have shoved their European Union down our throats.
By the late 1970s, along with FEMA, the policy of using Islamists to fight the Communists was put into high gear in Pakistan/Afghanistan, a policy which indeed succeeded in bringing the Soviet Union down, and just as important for the empire quashed the dreams of those youth intent on fighting capitalism, with its inevitable -- according to that dusty old Lenin -- drive for empire.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is paying a one-day visit to Bulgaria on Monday, has criticized attempts in Sofia to tie Turkey's application to join the European Union down to claims for compensations for displaced people.
We may have brought the Soviet Union down by creating an arms race that they couldn't sustain, but nothing we have or could do to Iran is going to cripple the country to the point of collapse, and it is laughable to think that that could happen.
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