Posted by Bob on April 17, 2002
In Reply to: Flag on the play posted by Bruce Kahl on April 17, 2002
: : Hi,
: : 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.
: : Hilfe!
: : Niklas
: Here in the US that is a football
: It means there was a violation of the rules and the referee threw down a flag signifying to all players that a violation occured.
Try "yellow card for that." as an understandable alternative