flip over someone/something

flip over (someone or something)

1. To overturn. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "over." It looks like the wind flipped over our porch chairs last night.
2. To cause someone or something to turn over. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "over." I used a spatula to flip the pancake over.
3. To become very excited or upset as a result of something (stated after "over"). Mom is going to flip over your report card—I can't believe you're failing three classes! The kids will definitely flip over the toys you got them.
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flip over someone/something

in. to become very excited about someone or something; to lose control because of someone or something. The guests really flipped over the Beef Wellington!
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