Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
No, it’s not as crazy as it sounds. There isn’t anyone running up any flagpoles here; it actually has a rather metaphorical meaning. The concept of Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day comes from an English-language expression meaning to test a new idea and see if it sticks or see what people think about it. It’s thought that the expression may be derived from the process of offering up a new idea — and having it be successful — being similar to people respectfully saluting a flag. Most often this expression is used in print media or advertising avenues, but it’s not limited to that usage. Celebrate Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day by sharing any innovative ideas you may have with colleagues or friends — hey someone may just salute you.