verb (used without object), flip-flopped, flip-flop·ping.
Origin of flip-flop
Examples from the Web for flip-flop
Everyone dressed appropriately and even impeccably—not a flip-flop in sight.The Exciting-but-Depressing Obama-Tumblr Student-Loan Summit|Kelly Williams Brown|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even Mitt Romney waited more than two years to flip-flop on key issues.‘Bridgegate’ Won’t Be the End of Christie 2016, but the DREAM Act Could Be|Dean Obeidallah|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earnest attempts at spin aside, the facts lead directly to accusations of a flip-flop.Holder, Carney Under Attack as Scandal-Gate Widens|John Avlon|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The press would blow the whistle on this naked opportunism, and the flip-flop police would beat him senseless.The New Era of Evolution Helps Pols Switch Stance on Issues from Gay Marriage to Immigration|Howard Kurtz|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For Leibler, there is more at stake in the last minute flip-flop than a single U.N. resolution.
"Nothing," she said, making a flip-flop into the thistles and dancing among them without feeling their sharp points.The Lost Princess of Oz|L. Frank Baum
At first he couldn't stand up on his head at all, just turning over in a sort of flip-flop every time he tried.Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland|Howard R. Garis
It wobbled and twisted, turned half a flip-flop, righted itself and was at the dark antagonist once more.Witches Cove|Roy J. Snell
The flip-flop of the fish sounded distinctly in that quiet place.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
That fellow certainly turned a flip-flop, when he found out who we were.The Boy Aviators in Africa|Wilbur Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for flip-flop
verb -flops, -flopping or -flopped (intr)
Word Origin for flip-flop
Word Origin and History for flip-flop
also flip flop, "thong sandal," by 1972, imitative of the sound of walking in them (flip-flap had been used in various echoic senses, mostly echoic, since 1520s); sense of "complete reversal of direction" dates from 1900.
Flip-flaps, a peculiar rollicking dance indulged in by costermongers, better described as the double shuffle; originally a kind of somersault. [Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1864]