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Under the color of something vs Under the colors of something

under the color of somethingunder pretext or pretence of smth.:

  • A lot of what this unscrupulous politician writes under the color of truth is nothing but a pack of lies.

under the colors of somethingsupporting a particular cause, movement, or country:

  • Northmour was killed fighting under the colors of Garibaldi for the liberation of the Tyrol.