flip around

flip around

to turn end for end, all the way around, quickly. The alligator flipped around and hissed at us. The kitten flipped around and pounced on my hand.
See also: around, flip
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The learning curve this season was remembering that I had to flip around and be the other character, so don't lock down something you can't change later,'' he said.
If a car hits the pipes it would flip around like a piece of paper.
Barack Obama was barely in the White House for nine months, and - to flip around Joe Biden's campaign-trail construct - Osama bin Laden was alive and the auto industry was dead.
In fact, if the object has too much weight in the rear, it may actually flip around and fly backwards.
As the kiddies fled to safety, Paul hung on for dear life, pulling hard while the shark tried repeatedly to flip around and bite him.
However, the whole thing could flip around again if we beat Milan and Barcelona come here and take something off Ajax.
He patiently explains to me that fish don't feel pain, that they don't have the necessary parts of the brain to process it to which I reply if they don't, then they do a pretty good impression of something in pain as they contort and frantically flip around in the bottom of the boat.
Some people have multiples of some devices, and growing in popularity is the convertible, which is a laptop with a screen that can flip around to act like a tablet, Young says.
I really like the look of the Flip Face, and it reminds me of the license plates on James Bond's car that used to flip around," Appleby said.
They can also clean the car with the animated sponge bucket, or watch the car flip around when it gets bored.
The format of the workbook allows readers to follow along in order of the progression, or to flip around to sections they identify with most.
It was definitely a tight competition, much tighter than Berlin, I felt at any moment it could flip around and change completely," admitted Ennis, who led from start to finish but was only 18 points ahead going into the final event, the 800m.
They don't flip around properties the way many expats in the past have done by buying and selling off-plan in, say, Dubai, in the hope of making a quick profit.
Please search your conscience and report [if anyone you know has been behaving strangely]" Peter Lawrence pleads for help to find his missing daughter, Claudia, 35 "Small children flip around at night like fish on a dry dock and anyone lying within 10ft of them is at risk of being kicked in the head.
A colleague and I carpool to work, so we flip around different radio morning talk shows to catch our daily dose of news, music, jokes and celebrity gossip.