flop : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
this computer can perform a million flops per second
- n someone who is unsuccessful
- n a complete failure
the play was a dismal flop
- n the act of throwing yourself down
he landed on the bed with a great flop
- v fall loosely
He flopped into a chair
- v fall suddenly and abruptly
- v fail utterly; collapse
- r with a flopping sound
he tumbled flop into the mud
- r exactly
he fell flop on his face
- Cultural critics speculated that the car was a flop because the vertical grill looked like a vagina.
- It's hard to remember now, but there was once a time when "flip-flop" was not the scarlet letter of presidential politics.
- Why the Narnia films hit while The Golden Compass flopped.
News & Articles
- Could You Detect a Fake NBA Flop?
Fake flop? Really? Yes. This was the story posted at Mashable . Apparently, people are getting tired of the fake flopping in NBA games. The above video gives a nice sample of fake flops. After watching some examples, it seems like we could classify flops into different types.
June 12, 2013 - Wired News
- RSL’s Grabavoy fined for L.A. flop
RSL’s Grabavoy fined for L.A. flop by Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 12:02AM MDT Real Salt Lake midfielder Ned Grabavoy has been fined for an extra-time flop against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Grabavoy was streaking down the left side of the field Saturday, when Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas made a challenge and Grabavoy fell to the grass. The referee ultimately showed ...
June 12, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
- Flip-flop fans: facts about your favorite hot weather footwear
(BPT) - It's easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They're cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how
June 12, 2013 - Greater Houston Weekly
- Shaquille O'Neal in ESPN
Flopping is playing like that your whole career. I was trying to take the charge, trying to get a call. It probably was a flop, but flopping is the wrong use of words. Flopping would describe his coaching,O'Neal said, steering the...
- Bruno Tonioli in Longridge Today
Fellow judge and choreographer Bruno Tonioli said: "The samba should have the excitement of the Brazilian grand prix and this was a Brazilian grand flop: no bounce, poor hip action, heavy-footed."
- WC Fields in Huffington Post (blog)
My aunt Rosemary was the biggest star on Earth, and then she was a flop because rock 'n' roll came in and pop music went out. She didn't become less of a singer. In fact, she became a better singer, but it didn't matter. Things change. So... George Clooney http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clooney&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGbJvErEOoilcJ3syIQXEMzTFarsQ CNN http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/03/film.georgeclooney.ap/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH2nqDcZF9dxoXnp441tYjvGW3OdQ Oct 4, 2007
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