fly the freak flag

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Reportedly from song lyrics for "If 6 Was 9" (1967) by Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).


fly the freak flag

  1. (informal) To behave in a unconventional or unrestrained manner; to exhibit the uninhibited side of one's personality.
    • 2002, Mark Morford, "Girl With The Toaster Tattoo," San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Jul. (retrieved 26 Aug. 2008),
      What she realized, in short, is she could go with her funk and quirk, be who she was and fly the freak flag high.

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