Origin of flops
Definition for flops (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), flopped, flop·ping.
verb (used with object), flopped, flop·ping.
Origin of flop
Related formsflop·per, noun
Examples from the Web for flops
One can hardly sit on the Rosewood rooftop bar without seeing $200 flip flops and overhearing name and place-dropping.
Still, Quinn should take heart: lots of political powerhouses have had flops.Christine Quinn’s Lackluster Book Debut & More Political-Memoir Flops|Brandy Zadrozny|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, not being afraid to fail is not the same as not failing—and Bradbury had his flops.Ray Bradbury, Dead at 91, Taught Generations of Readers How to Dream|Malcolm Jones|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ryan Reynolds (coming off a pair of summer flops) is the inexperienced Cape Town operative who tries to bring him in.Flick Picks: Denzel Washington as a Baddie, Rachel McAdams in ‘The Vow’|Ramin Setoodeh, Peter Travers|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Russell Simmons once told me that one hit artist could fund ten flops.
A seedling, especially when transplanted the first year, flops all over like a flowering shrub.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
He flops back into the ranks of the conservative he formerly opposed, who catch up with him only when he ceases to grow.An Essay On The American Contribution And The Democratic Idea|Winston Churchill
It flops about as soon as you get it any size, unless you keep it much too thick, and then when you turn up the edges they crack.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
All the other key pounders, that had been givin' her the stary eye at first, flops around and uses the sugar shaker.Torchy|Sewell Ford
It is red and soft and long and flops over his bill on his chest.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson