flip the script


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flip the script

To change or reverse something dramatically. Wow, they really flipped the script on their opponents after the intermission. The score went from 0-3 to 5-3!
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flip the script

1. tv. to lie; to change one’s story. The guy flips the script depending on whose listening.
2. tv. to reverse positions in a situation; to turn the tables on someone. Now he’s the one who’s in trouble! That’s really flipping the script!
See also: flip, script
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A 10th-inning at-bat stood out as a golden opportunity for Benintendi to flip the script. With Josh Rutledge on second base and two outs, the Cardinals chose to intentionally walk Bogaerts and pitch to the cleanup hitter.
It's a struggle for anybody to take their paradigms and set of beliefs and understandings and completely flip the script. So I'm empathetic toward everyone."
One of the projects presented at the conference was IMPACT, a joint effort between SSC Pacific, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Lab and the Naval Research Lab, intended to flip the script on the operator-to-unmanned system ratio.
Herrera, meanwhile, is looking to flip the script with a round-the-clock get-out-the-vote operation.
I would love to discover how God might be glorified if we could flip the script from focusing on death to declaring boldly, "Take off the grave clothes and let the church go!" #Resurrection.
A group of Harvard Business School students even sought to ''flip the script'' and tamp down on what they saw as ''negative stereotypes'' being generated about Harvard and its elite business school.
Over the coming winter, the Professional Golf Association will try to flip the script, overhauling its Web properties while taking a hard look at its digital game overall.
Jallow, assistant professor of history and director of African Studies, Creighton University, Nebraska, USA, and was amazed at how a professor of history could "flip the script".
In his analysis, Andrew DeMillo of the AP observed, "Republican rival Asa Hutchinson is just as eager to flip the script and avoid the same fate he suffered at Beebe's hands in that race."
Judging from its playful title, "Girls Against Boys" aims to flip the script on the battle of the sexes, forcing a handful of guys to atone for the sins of all men as two mad-as-hell gals go on a bloody revenge bender.
Morale to this story: Keep a positive attitude and be consciously looking for opportunities to flip the script by using communication to simultaneously accomplish multiple goals for growing your practice.
A lot of times people will flip the script and be like, I can offer you something you'd want but you have to do something that you're uncomfortable with in return.
With a third Bush high court nominee potentially in the offing, the time could be now or never to flip the script.
Graves St., "When you prosper, we prosper." This month, we want to flip the script and say when you win, we win.