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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.
See also: around, flip
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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