Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Apr 2005
    • Posts: 107

    Question A surprising expression(2)

    Dear all,

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

    What does "oft-waved banner" mean here?

    Thanks in Advance

  1. Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Feb 2005
    • Posts: 2,585

    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.


Similar Threads

  1. A surprising expression
    By mir12480 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-May-2005, 07:06


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts