flag waving


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Noun1.flag waving - an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotionsflag waving - an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
demagoguery, demagogy - impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
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A few more such, and we might have the red flag waving.
I found his chapel down among the shipping, in one of the narrow, old, water-side streets, with a gay blue flag waving freely from its roof.
This British nationalist (really English nationalist) flag waving probably conned people into voting to leave the European Union.
The club are looking for junior season-ticket holders to help take part in player escorts and flag waving ahead of next Thursday's home derby clash against Castleford.
He said: "It was bands like Nirvana who got us excited, but all the flag waving of Britpop was really boring.
It finished with a climax of flag waving with Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and the National Anthem, sung by all with a national passion and pride.
The patriotic flag waving, foottapping, hand clapping renditions of favourites including Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory were also very well accepted and the audience was hugely appreciative of the fanfare trumpeters of the Band of the Welsh Guards.
Flag waving can lead to division and can damage communities when used irresponsibly.
WELL said to K Roberts (Letters, June 9) re England - you speak on behalf of the Welsh public but would like to say it''s not just the cars, I myself live opposite a car sales and he insists on flying the St George's cross so every time I look out the window I see this flag waving back.
However, the groundswell of media attention was driven in large part by visual aspects, particularly flag waving.
All organized sports promote flag waving, racist enthusiasm, the idolization of sports heroes and the excessive money they are paid.
He added: 'There's no doubt about it that this can be the precursor to behaviour which is much worse than flag waving - it's violence, it's racism, it's hooliganism of the very worse kind.