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f lown der

  • n  flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
  • n  any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
  • v  walk with great difficulty
  • v  behave awkwardly; have difficulties
    She is floundering in college

  • Twenty-two million eggs, flounder eggs, traveled in a baggage car last week from Woods Hole, Mass.
  • Even longtime workers still flounder at the wardrobe, because almost two decades since the term first appeared in corporate dress codes, our understanding of business casual .
  • Then, in 1998, another of the firm's investments, a two-year-old women's magazine called Look (now I-Look), started to flounder, and Hung gladly offered to forsake assembly lines .
News & Articles

  • Rollover facing changing tide
    The days of dropping a line and hooking a large flounder, pulling it from the teeming waters of Rollover Pass may soon be a thing of the past.
    June 16, 2013 - The Orange Leader
  • RFA flounder tournament was a success
    The first annual RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament is now in the record books, and we can safely say that it was a grand success.
    June 13, 2013 - Asbury Park Press
  • Outdoors report: June 14
    Outdoors report: June 14 Guide Mike Williams of Tarpon Express reported limits of kingfish and scattered sharks and jack crevalle. Guide Josh Arscott reported two-man limits of flounder while gigging. Guide Mark Talasek reported scattered catches of trout while drifting. Waders have taken better catches on topwaters and plastics. Bass action has been best on worms in the morning and late evening.
    June 13, 2013 - Houston Chronicle

  • James Glassman in New York Times
    The cost of allowing an economy to flounder is very high in lost output and rising unemployment,said James Glassman, chief domestic economist at JPMorgan Chase & Company.
  • Naoto Kan in The Japan Times
    What helped the economy to flounder is a wrong economic policy. I promise to rebuild the economy and put Japan on a growth track,Kan, making his first stump speech for the race, said in front of more than 1,000 people in Osaka.
  • Heather Boushey in Los Angeles Times
    The reality is that if we let people just flounder and not help them, we're shooting ourselves in the foot,said Heather Boushey, senior economist at the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

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