flip-flop

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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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Others, such as Disney, Zoodorable, and Dickies, have less of an overt association with a flip-flop sort of lifestyle but nonetheless have deals in place (in this case with Havaianas, Berkshire Fashions, and R&S Sales, respectively).
Main block of the frequency divider is a flip-flop. In early CMOS frequency dividers flip-flops based on Razavi topology [1] was used to achieve high frequencies.
The particular interval during which a flip-flop is susceptible is dependent on the logic state of the data input line, the implementation technology of the flip-flop and the amplitude of the disturbing signal.
The allocated request has to be fixed into a flip-flop. Register RG-R into the structure is for this purpose.
She launched a flip-flop range for Ipanema last year and is creative director of C&A's Gisele Bndchen's Collection.
And even though some might argue they resemble an ankle warmer attached to a flip-flop, Welsh fashion experts have predicted they will fly off the shelves as they start to filter onto the high street this season.
They wouldn't be ideal for the heat as there is more coverage than a flip-flop, but for a night out this would be the high fashion way to go.
"PolitiFact will help voters sort it out; was it a flip-flop or not?"
A FLIP-FLOP thief swapped her own shoes for the stolen goods and walked out of a shop.
That's not exactly a flip-flop; it's more like a hedge.