To Sculley, that could have helped Apple avoid years of floundering.
There between the third and fourth version of “Sheep in Fog” is the shift that sets Plath floundering and signals her desperation.
But it may be a little less valuable than it seemed until recently, unless a floundering economy dooms the current president.
A man who loved insurrections, this time John McCain staged one against his own floundering campaign.
His November 2007 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner speech in Iowa jump-started a floundering campaign.
The rest of the party was floundering some distance in his rear.
The negro did not even turn his head, but ran on, floundering through the mud.
Before that time he flounders; but at thirty the floundering time should be over.
Frantically he thrashed there, spattering and floundering in darkness.
While floundering there the voice again called, "Do you yet desire to go on?"
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.)).