While Romney has floundered to explain his religion, Love is confident in her faith.
When Steve Jobs first left in 1985, Apple floundered until he came back.
Google so far has floundered in the living room, with a half-baked product called Google TV that was a total flop.
And indeed, when people tried to explain things like the banking system to me, I floundered.
We just floundered on with bloody knees and elbows until they ordered us out of the water.
He floundered to the right in an attempt to slip, and fell on his face.
We floundered on for some yards, when our feet reached firm ground.
Through mud and water we floundered and fell, the night being dark.
"But you don't really mean it, Josie: you know you don't," he floundered.
Povey's thought was wandering, evidently; the thread of his first discourse was broken; he floundered.
1590s, perhaps an alteration of founder (q.v.), influenced by Dutch flodderen "to flop about," or native verbs in fl- expressing clumsy motion. Figurative use is from 1680s. Related: Floundered; floundering. As a noun derived from this sense, from 1867.
flatfish, c.1300, from Anglo-French floundre, from Old North French flondre, from Old Norse flydhra; related to Middle Low German vlundere, Danish flynder; ultimately cognate with Greek platys "flat, wide, broad" (see plaice (n.)).