near the flagpole
 adv.— «He explains Clem’s presence with an old military saying: “Even though you’re out of the military, you want to stay near the flagpole.”» —“The Blue Soldier: Supernatural Encounters in Fort Douglas” by Wynne Parry in University of Utah Daily Utah Chronicle (Salt Lake City) Jan. 11, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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