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flip-flop

1. To completely change one's opinion or stance. Primarily heard in US. The voters were tired of hearing the candidate flip-flop and felt they could not trust him to stick with one position. I used to hold a staunch view about the case, but then I flip-flopped after hearing the other side's testimony.
2. noun A complete change in opinion or stance. There have been several flip-flops among the candidates during the campaign, with some changing their stance more than once!
3. noun A thong sandal. Often used in the plural to refer to the pair. Don't forget your flip-flops when we go to the beach, or you'll have to walk on the hot sand barefoot!

flip-flop

1. n. a reversal. The president denied making a flip-flop. He said he simply forgot his earlier position.
2. n. the return trip of a long journey. (see also flip side.) Didn’t we chat on the flip-flop last week?
3. in. to change direction or intensity. Jed flip-flopped twice in the evening, leaving us where we started.
4. in. to waver in one’s decisions. Well, you just flip-flop all you want. I know what I want.
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While it is difficult to find statistics relating specifically to slip-and-fall injuries relatcd to flip-flops, footwear in general is responsible for about 24% of all slip-and-fall accidents, according to the National Floor Safety Institute.
The President did not respond, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, "Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage.
Wright and Steed also design flip-flops for weddings as a sort of secondary, more comfortable shoe that the bride and bridesmaids can wear at the reception to still match while simultaneously sparing their feet from undue high-heel torture.
When I took driving lessons (some 30 years ago) my instructor insisted that I learn to drive in bare feet as it would give me a good feel for the pedals, and was a lot safer than the flip-flops.
Flip-flops are unisex but the female versions can exhibit diversity unlike the male 2.
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actress Sandra Bullock recently wore Havaianas with an evening gown, and now the casual shoes--often generically called flip-flops in English because of the sound they make on your feet when walking--clack regularly down the fashion world's catwalks.
Follow the heavy black line and carefully cut out Humpty, his tank top, his Hawaiian shirt, his flip-flops, and his sun visor.
According to a new survey, Angelinos are so loyal to the footwear that nearly half of those surveyed would rather give up their iPod than their favorite flip-flops.
STUNNED mountain rescuers were scrambled to carry a tourist in flip-flops off a 4000ft Munro.