flip-flopped flip-flopped

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a decision to reverse an earlier decision
  2. (n) a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
  3. (n) an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
  4. (n) a backward somersault
  5. (v) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Usage(s):

  1. While I have consistently opposed torture, in the course of this primary campaign Hillary Clinton has flip-flopped from her past position of tolerating torture.
  2. The charge that a candidate has flip-flopped on some position is not a political attack so much as a personal one.
  3. Call me draconian, but something about the flip-flopped guy next to me who clipped his toenails at 37,000 ft.

News

  • Letter: Nelson didn't flip-flop on phone monitoring

    Shame on FLORIDA TODAY for giving Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, a “thumbs down” Wednesday for his statements regarding the NSA leaker. You made it seem as though Sen. Nelson had flip-flopped. The reverse is true. He was for cell-phone monitoring then as now, but with protections.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "The real race usually starts after the last pit stops," Hornish said. "And things can get real flip-flopped, like we saw last year in the last 10 laps. You have to think about yellows that come out, who has pitted, who is saving fuel and who...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Sam Hornish Jr Source: SI.com

  2. Sen. John Kerry said McCain "has flip-flopped on more issues than I was even ever accused possibly of thinking about."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: John Kerry Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "It turned out that way with the series being over 4-1, but as for the level of play, I can't really say they're a better team than us," Denver's Marcus Camby said. "Each game was close and could have been flip-flopped to our advantage. I...
    on May 2, 2007 By: Marcus Camby Source: Forbes

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