Ryan Reynolds (coming off a pair of summer flops) is the inexperienced Cape Town operative who tries to bring him in.
One can hardly sit on the Rosewood rooftop bar without seeing $200 flip flops and overhearing name and place-dropping.
Russell Simmons once told me that one hit artist could fund ten flops.
Of course, not being afraid to fail is not the same as not failing—and Bradbury had his flops.
Still, Quinn should take heart: lots of political powerhouses have had flops.
I gets up and another'n bursts, so I flops down agin, but it didn't come so near that time.
It never stays still, and when it flops in my face it tickles me.
It cannot even be expressed in our new measurement of bits and bytes and all kinds of flops.
Who flops in the chair and demands to be shorn of his bristles.
An, anyow, wed be better down below an safer out o reach o any shell that flops in while were ere, said another.
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.