at half-mast meaning

  • [American idiom]
    halfway up or down. (Primarily referring to flags. Can be used for things other than flags as a joke.)
    The flag was flying at half-mast because the general had died.
    Americans fly flags at half-mast on Memorial Day.
    The little boy ran out of the house with his pants at half-mast.

  • [American slang]
    [of a flag] halfway up or down its flagpole.
      The f lag was f lying at half-mast because the general had died.
      Americans f ly f lags at halfstaff on Memorial Day.

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