flip for (something)

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flip for (something)

1. To flip a coin in order to make a choice or determine an outcome. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "for." Come on, we'll flip for it. Heads, I get the front seat—tails, you get it. Only one of us can ride up front, so I'll flip you for it.
2. To respond to something with great excitement or enthusiasm. The kids will definitely flip for the toys you got them.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flip someone for something

to flip [a coin] with someone to determine the posession of something or the right to do something. Maybe it's yours; maybe it's mine. I'll flip you for it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flip for

1. To determine who gets to have something or do something by flipping a coin: Both of us wanted the last slice of pie, so we flipped for it.
2. To react enthusiastically or passionately to someone or something: I flipped for the new bartender. Sunbathers will flip for these new stylish swimsuits.
See also: flip, for
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"It's a bit of a flip for us because so far this season we have been quite good at the start and struggled at the end, but the bench made a good impact and maybe put their hands up to start against the Ospreys on Sunday because the starting team didn't do the job that we wanted them to.
"I think we are capable of beating both and getting to an Ulster final would be a major flip for us. I have seen us taking off from much the same situation as we are in now.