Not surprisingly, the per diem proposal has been a flop since Moran floated it a few weeks ago.
Earlier, a two-headed dragon in the Ron Howard flop Willow was known, at least around the set, as the “Ebersisk.”
When you vote and flip and flop aligning your votes more in line with liberal Democrats.
The rewards of a highly profitable, knockout hit, a la Grey Goose, seem to outweigh the risks of a flop.
Tara McKelvey on why the well-intentioned effort has been a flop.
Sim could not swim, and he began to flop about in the wildest and most unreasonable manner.
I can't think why you flop about so helplessly, like a bit of seaweed.
She held forth her right hand—full unwillingly, as I saw—and something rustled down her gown and dropped with a flop at her feet.
I remember now; you started as an ultra-Calvinist, and came over with a flop.
He would turn those big cakes by tossing them out of the pan in the air, you know, and catch them after the flop.
c.1600, probably a variant of flap with a duller, heavier sound. Sense of "fall or drop heavily" is 1836, that of "collapse, fail" is 1919; though the figurative noun sense of "a failure" is recorded from 1893. Related: Flopped; flopping.
1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.