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flip, flip-flop, flip-flop, flippant
flip (FLIP) (verb)
1. To throw or to toss with a light brisk motion; to flick, to spin: Sybil tried to flip me the ball while she flipped her hair out of her eyes.
2. To toss in the air, imparting a spin; to turn over: You could see him flip through the pages of the phone book looking for Betty's number.
flip-flop (FLIP flahp") (noun)
1. A backless foam-rubber sandal with a V-shaped strap secured between the toes and at the sides of the foot: Marjorie wore a flip-flop on each of her feet when she went into the shower.
2. A backward flip of the body: Everyone saw Jeremy do a flip-flop in the air after he made the winning goal.
3. An electronic circuit or mechanical device that has two stable states and can be switched between the two: An early computer used a flip-flop as its memory storage unit.
flip-flop (FLIP flahp") (verb)
To abruptly change one's opinion about a policy to a contrary point of view; as is often done by certain politicians: The presidential candidate was accused of trying to flip-flop about her political position regarding the educational system.
flippant (FLIP puhnt) (adjective)
Regarding a lack of seriousness that is thought to be inappropriate; impudent, brash, impertinent, and insolent: Travis shocked everyone by making flippant remarks while his father's will was being read.

During an interview, the flippant politician was heard to make a flip-flop on the issue of the city ordinance regarding unleashed dogs in the park. At the end of the interview, he tossed his head to flip his hair off his face.

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flip-flop (s) (noun), flip-flops (pl)
1. A type of loose rubber sandals: Fay wore flip-flops to the beach.
2. Sudden changes of opinions: The senator was accused of doing flip-flops on important social issues.
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flip-flop (verb), flip-flops; flip-flopped, flip-flopping
1. To undergo a complete turn around regarding a position or policy while trying to justify the change in the position: The presidential candidate kept flip-flopping on whether he would raise or lower income taxes.
2. Primarily in Britain, to undertake a "U" turn: The driver of the car ahead of Charles tried to flip-flop in a NO U-TURN zone and she was stopped by the police.

Days after both men reversed course on major issues, the presidential campaigns of Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain spent much of Sunday's talk-show circuits working to ensure accusations of "flip-flopping" don't stick.

From where I sit, flip-flopping is an unbeatable addiction for Obama; and for McCain, by comparison, it's an occasional foible.

—"Barack Obama, Serial Flip-Flopper" by Bonnie Erbe in the
U.S. News and World Report; June 23, 2008.
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