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But this kind of flip-flopping can be used against him, too.
Such familiarity insulates Gingrich from the kind of flip-flopping charges that have proved so corrosive for Romney.
But Mitt Romney, who took the gold in flip-flopping during the primaries, is anything but a candidate of hard truths.
Paul took a question from one caller who accused him of flip-flopping on many of these positions.
Now, it's hard to know exactly when flip-flopping first became a dirty word in the leadership lexicon.
In a devastating ad, footage of Kerry riding the breeze of Nantucket was juxtaposed with hits on his alleged “flip-flopping.”
He was being defined as a flip-flopping Mormon—or a Mormon flip-flopper.
And so far, all he is getting for his trouble is charges of flip-flopping.
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.
Flip-flaps, a peculiar rollicking dance indulged in by costermongers, better described as the double shuffle; originally a kind of somersault. [Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1864]
: flip-flop views and reluctance to confront the issues
A complete reversal of direction; about-face •The primary meaning is ''somersault'': Commodities have been doing flip-flops on the price ladder
: So Kennedy's flip-flopped again (1900+)