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