flirt for country

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In 'The Lovers' by John Connolly, a man told the girl who seemed to flirt with him:

I think you could still flirt for your country

What could it mean?
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    '__ for (one's) country' is like saying they're a world champion __er, or could win gold medals for __ing at the Olympics. It's jokingly used with all sorts of verbs.
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