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See also: flag pole
pole for flags
- (Canada, rare) Exit a country momentarily and reenter. Usually this is done to satisfy immigration requirements.
2016, Beyhan Farhadi, “Identity and the City: Thinking Through Diversity”, in Jay Pitter, John Lorinc, editor, Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity:
- I understand immigrating to Canada is getting harder and harder. [The difficulty of navigating bureaucracy] might be a way to let people fall between the cracks. I really don't know. The hoops immigrants have to go through, such as flagpoling. And I don't have any political representatives. I didn't vote.