carry the banner
   American
   to be destitute
   Perhaps from the activities of the Salvation Army, who provide food and shelter for the homeless, among their many good works.
   Other phrases used of and by hobos are carry the balloon, from the rolled bedroll, and carry the stick, as used in walking.

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