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.
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.
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.
2. Sudden changes of opinions: The senator was accused of doing flip-flops on important social issues.
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.