Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 17:01

run something up the flagpole

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short form of run it up the flagpole, to see who salutes

VerbEdit

run (something) up the flagpole

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To propose an idea or make a suggestion in order to learn the reaction of others to it.
    The idea might not be so bad; why don't you run it up the flagpole at the next board meeting?