Assad, the Syrians who hate him, and Iraqi Sunni tribesmen are all flipping and flopping.
He will find himself in a waiting room, flipping through magazines with neither text nor images.
Most investors shouldn't be screwed because they're not flipping individual stocks day in and day out.
UNRWA teachers are paid such menial wages that many treat teaching like flipping burgers.
flipping back through our archives shows how the debate has changed—and stayed the same—over the past 40 years.
"Mind the barbed wire," exclaimed Mr. Brown, flipping with his cane at one of those giant brambles.
She held the telegram, flipping her fingers against one end of it as she debated.
Sophia was thrown back from the single gun, crashing against the wall, flipping in air and landing on her stomach.
flipping a man in the face with a glove was fashionable in the days of Charles II.
"We have a powerhouse here," he said, flipping the paper across the table.
1590s (1520s in flip-flop), imitative or else a contraction of fillip (q.v.), which also is held to be imitative. Sense of "get excited" is first recorded 1950; flip one's lid "lose one's head, go wild" is from 1950. For flip (adj.) "glib," see flippant. Meaning "to flip a coin" (to decide something) is by 1879. As a noun by 1690s. Related: Flipped. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence. Flip side (of a gramophone record) is by 1949.
sailors' hot drink usually containing beer, brandy and sugar, 1690s, from flip (v.); so called from notion of it being "whipped up" or beaten.
Flippant; impudent; cheeky: Mr Lawrence is flip and easy/ Someone else thought he was too flip at press conferences (1847+)
Something that causes hilarity or pleasure: The big flip of the year is Peter Arno's book of cartoons (1950+)