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    Question A surprising expression(2)

    Dear all,

    "It's an oft-waved banner, accompanying changes which..."

    What does "oft-waved banner" mean here?

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    Re: A surprising expression(2)

    A 'banner' is the flag that an army follows into battle.

    In your sentence, it's a metaphorical banner: it might be (for instance) a slogan, or a particular idea, around which those who support the 'changes' gather.

    'Oft-waved' means 'often brandished high in the air': so this isn't the first time the 'banner' has been used in this way.

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