flip-flopping flip-flopping

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. But Quayle denied any such intention, and the subsequent flip-flopping by the White House looked anything but calculated.
  2. When you don't have ideas, your policies are flip-flopping all over the place.
  3. Picoult: Even as I was writing this book, I was flip-flopping all over the place.

News

  1. Taris Savell: New shop to get flip-flops

    While some politicians are known for flip-flopping, Lita Koets and Amanda Kinkead have opened a Flip Flop Shop in Cordova Mall.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Pensacola News Journal

  2. Other Views: Obama's filibuster ultimatum

    President Obama supports many things he opposed as Sen. Obama - such as unlimited terrorist detention - but for flip-flopping with a high degree of artistic difficulty, nothing beats his judicial filibuster ultimatum on Tuesday.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Quotes

  1. "Flip-flopping is getting a bad rap, because I think it is great," Schwarzenegger said. "Someone has made a mistake, I mean someone has, for 20 or 30 years, been in the wrong place with his idea and his ideology and says, 'You know something?...
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "That hairline difference between nuance and what appears to be flip-flopping is hurting him with liberal voters," Zogby said.
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: John Zogby Source: Washington Post

  3. "At this point of the tournament, we don't think it's time to be flip-flopping back and forth," Hartsburg told The Canadian Press. "We feel Steve will get the job done for us. We trust him. He knows he didn't play his best game last night and...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Craig Hartsburg Source: TSN.ca

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