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flip around

To turn around. The little boy was mesmerized by the bee walking along the ledge—that is, until it flipped around and flew at him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The directions of the cones are reversible so a left bend becomes right bend when flipped around. This, in turn, is anticipated to heighten the sales of safety cones across the globe.
So it needs to be flipped around. Kashmir needs to become a buffer zone between two nuclear powers, not a flashpoint.'
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About 2-1/2 minutes after launch the rocket's first stage shut down, separated, flipped around and headed toward a so-called drone ship stationed more than 650 km off Florida's east coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
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And if you are trying to take tricky, close to the ground, macro flower shots or want to capture the band on the main stage above the heads of the crowd, you can switch to the very useful 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen, which can be folded out and flipped around so you can see what you are taking.
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Late Monday, Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo's chairman and CEO, announced that the company will produce a hybrid ultrabook that can be flipped around to look and act like a tablet computer.