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steal-me flag

steal-me flag
 n.— «It’s called the “steal-me flag.” Before the little red flag on your curbside mailbox alerts postal carriers of outgoing mail, it sends a clear message to thieves.» —“How you can help stop ‘check washers’” by Rhonda Sciarra Chicago Daily Herald (Illinois) Aug. 12, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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