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    fly the eagle

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    But I must not stand here, and brag all night. However you won’t mind a body bragging a little about his country on the Fourth of July. It is a fair and legitimate time to fly the eagle. (Twain’s “”Americans and the English”)

    fly the eagle = (make the eagle scream - wrong!!!) = deliver a chauvinistic speech/harangue

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 05-Sep-2010 at 09:59.

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    Re: fly the eagle

    fly the eagle = deliver a chauvinistic speech/harangue
    Definitely not 'make the eagle scream'.


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