red, white and blue

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red, white and blue

  1. (Britain) The Flag of the United Kingdom.
  2. (US) The Flag of the United States of America.
    • p. 1920, The Boys of Kilmichael (Irish Song, author unknown):
      Forget not the boys of Kilmichael, those brave lads so gallant and true.
      Who fought 'neath the green flag of Erin, and conquered the red, white and blue.


red, white and blue (comparative more red, white and blue, superlative most red, white and blue)

  1. (US) Quintessentially American.
    • 2007, David Harsanyi, Nanny State ↑ISBN:
      What is more red, white, and blue than cheeseburgers!
    • 2010, Stephen Coonts, The Red Horseman ↑ISBN:
      This multilingual grunter would fit right in, as red, white and blue as a telephone solicitor hyping penny stocks to shutin geriatrics.
    • 2011, Eugene Robinson, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America ↑ISBN, page 99:
      He's an intelligent man who reads books and knows history, but he could not bring himself to admit that a Puerto Rican girl's childhood in the Bronx was just as red, white, and blue as an Irish American boy's childhood in Washington.

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