wrap in the flag

To claim as deserving support for patriotic reasons.

Both parties wrap themselves in the flag every election.


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  • wrap in the flag — wrap (yourself) in the flag to say that that your beliefs or actions are only to benefit your country. Politicians are usually happy to wrap themselves in the flag and avoid the issues …   New idioms dictionary

  • wrap in the flag — drape/wrap (yourself) in the flag to pretend to do something for your country when you are really doing it for your own advantage. Companies in the UK are finding it useful to wrap themselves in the British flag …   New idioms dictionary

  • wrap yourself in the flag — wrap (yourself) in the flag to say that that your beliefs or actions are only to benefit your country. Politicians are usually happy to wrap themselves in the flag and avoid the issues …   New idioms dictionary

  • wrap yourself in the flag — If someone wraps themselves in the flag, they pretend to be doing something for patriotic reasons or out of loyalty, but their real motives are selfish. ( Drape yourself in the flag is an alternative form of this idiom) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • wrap yourself in the flag — drape/wrap (yourself) in the flag to pretend to do something for your country when you are really doing it for your own advantage. Companies in the UK are finding it useful to wrap themselves in the British flag …   New idioms dictionary

  • wrap yourself in the flag —    If someone wraps themselves in the flag, they pretend to be doing something for patriotic reasons or out of loyalty, but their real motives are selfish. ( Drape yourself in the flag is an alternative form of this idiom)   (Dorking School… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wrap oneself in the flag — chiefly N. Amer. make an excessive show of one s patriotism. → flag …   English new terms dictionary

  • wrap oneself in the flag — make an excessive show of one s patriotism, esp. for political ends …   Useful english dictionary

  • drape in the flag — drape/wrap (yourself) in the flag to pretend to do something for your country when you are really doing it for your own advantage. Companies in the UK are finding it useful to wrap themselves in the British flag …   New idioms dictionary

  • drape yourself in the flag — drape/wrap (yourself) in the flag to pretend to do something for your country when you are really doing it for your own advantage. Companies in the UK are finding it useful to wrap themselves in the British flag …   New idioms dictionary

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