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. He left Glasgow in a ferment.
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."
WHAT I'll really be objecting to during next year's commemoration of WWI will be the obnoxious display of jingoistic nationalism and flag waving that we'll be subjected to.
IN answer to Jim Higgins (Learn from our past, ECHO, November 30) what I'll really be objecting to during next year's commemoration of WWI will be the obnoxious display of jingoistic nationalism and flag waving that we'll be subjected to.
Bob Lawrence, director of wildlife at the safari park, said: "Whilst both elephants are quite used to having their photo taken by the thousands of visitors that come to see them each year and to the trains that pass their paddocks most days, to have such a welcome party, flag waving and excitement this time around, they did seem to wonder what all the fuss was about.
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 second half was unashamedly last night of the proms with all the old favourites Fantasia of British Sea Songs, Nimrod, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem all ending with balloons, flag waving, cheering and unbridled patriotism with Land Of Hope And Glory.
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. To avoid incendiary reactions, organizers encouraged people to carry U.S.