false colors


false colors
Colors carried on a vessel different from those of the nation of registration. 56 Am J1st War § 200. An impersonation. See impersonation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • false colors — index disguise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • false colors — 1. the flag of a country other than one s own, esp. when used deceptively. 2. false or deceptive actions or statements; misrepresentation. [1565 75, for literal sense] * * * false colors, 1. the flag of another country. 2. Figurative. false… …   Useful english dictionary

  • false colors — 1. the flag of a country other than one s own, esp. when used deceptively. 2. false or deceptive actions or statements; misrepresentation. [1565 75, for literal sense] * * * …   Universalium

  • false colors — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A deceptive outward appearance: cloak, color, coloring, cover, disguise, disguisement, façade, face, front, gloss, guise, mask, masquerade, pretense, pretext, semblance, show, veil, veneer, window dressing. Slang: put… …   English dictionary for students

  • false colors — n. flag of a country other than the flag of own country; hypocrisy; misrepresentation; deceptive actions; (Nautical) flag of a amicable county that is flown by a pirate ship to mislead another ship into a sense of safety; flag raised for the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sail under false colors — {v. phr.} 1. To sail a ship, often pirate, under the flag of another country. * /The pirate ship flew the American flag until it got near, then raised the black flag./ 1. To pretend to be what you are not; masquerade. * /The garage hired Jones as …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sail under false colors — {v. phr.} 1. To sail a ship, often pirate, under the flag of another country. * /The pirate ship flew the American flag until it got near, then raised the black flag./ 1. To pretend to be what you are not; masquerade. * /The garage hired Jones as …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sail\ under\ false\ colors — v. phr. 1. To sail a ship, often pirate, under the flag of another country. The pirate ship flew the American flag until it got near, then raised the black flag. 1. To pretend to be what you are not; masquerade. The garage hired Jones as a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under false colors — See: SAIL UNDER FALSE COLORS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under false colors — See: SAIL UNDER FALSE COLORS …   Dictionary of American idioms


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