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That fellow certainly turned a flip-flop, when he found out who we were.

The flip-flop of the fish sounded distinctly in that quiet place.

"Nothing," she said, making a flip-flop into the thistles and dancing among them without feeling their sharp points.

Dan broke off and almost retched as his stomach turned a flip-flop to end all flip-flops.

At first he couldn't stand up on his head at all, just turning over in a sort of flip-flop every time he tried.

The cowboys, gathered in a wide circle about the machine, looked on in anticipation of seeing the auto do a flip-flop.

I didnt promise to make the auto turn a flip-flop, I only asked them if they ever saw it done.

It wobbled and twisted, turned half a flip-flop, righted itself and was at the dark antagonist once more.

This flip-flop is set by addition, subtraction, or division that exceeds the capacity of the Accumulator.

"Flip-flop, flippity-floppity-flub" sounded in progression across the living-room floor.

WORD ORIGIN

also flip flop, "thong sandal," by 1972, imitative of the sound of walking in them (flip-flap had been used in various echoic senses, mostly echoic, since 1520s); sense of "complete reversal of direction" dates from 1900.

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