Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 17, 2002
In Reply to: Flag on the play posted by Niklas on April 17, 2002
: I'm translating "The Sopranos" for Swedish television viewers, and need an explanation of "flag on the play".
: (A female psychiatrist has happened to double-book her clients, and when she enters the waiting room one of them says: "Flag on the play. I'm pretty sure you said Tuesday." I've tried the various on-line slang dictionaries, but had no luck.
Here in the US that is
a football term.
It means there was a violation of the rules and the referee threw down a flag signifying to all players that a violation occured.