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As the continent is constituted currently, you cannot have a successful Pan-Africanism economically, socially, and culturally, while its biggest nation flounders.

It’s unlikely the HEROES Act will get passed as is, but you know, a floundering industry can dream.

From Eater

As Magic Leap floundered, it began to re-examine its options.

From Fortune

Starting several decades ago, four psychologists decided to examine how individuals flourish or flounder over the long run.

A decade ago, city leaders floated a brand new City Hall complex but the idea floundered and the city, instead, began renegotiating its leases.

So far, proposals of “Senate flounder,” “House blowfish,” and “Hope and Change smelt” have met with little public acceptance.

Instead, Bayou, Israel's hedge-fund group, continued to flounder and the deception only grew.

Why did Obama's White House flounder in its initial response to the economic crisis?

China may flounder on the soccer field, but the country is in the grip of a mad World Cup fever.

It has a bathing beach where the gals show what they've got and fat men flounder and cavort far beyond their capacities.

Men crawled over one another, then dropped to the first open spot, to flounder there a moment, then roar in snoring sleep.

Those who followed were compelled to flounder on the best way they could.

And they can go where horses couldn't do anything but flounder and probably cut themselves with their own feet.

She was most aptly named; indeed, I think the Flounder would have been a still more appropriate designation.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flounder, such as: flop, stumble, wallow, blunder, bobble, and flummox.

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