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flip off

1. To turn something off, typically a switch. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "off." I flipped off the living room light and headed upstairs to bed.
2. To raise the middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "off." What are you flipping me off for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I flipped my brother off after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
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flip someone off

 and flip someone out; flip someone the bird
Sl. to give someone the finger, that is raise the middle finger, a rude sign. (The digitus impudicus.) The youth flipped the police officer off. Not a good idea. He flipped off the cop. You better not flip a cop out! The little kid flipped the cop the bird and didn't even know what it meant.
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flip off

v.
1. To deactivate using a switch; switch off: Could you please flip off the lights before you go to sleep? I flipped the TV off because no one was watching it.
2. Slang To make an obscene hand gesture to someone or something: The driver cursed, flipped me off, and drove straight into the oncoming truck. Whenever I try to take his picture, he flips off the camera or makes a face.
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flip someone off

and flip someone out
tv. to give someone the finger. (Collegiate.) Did you flip me off? You better not have. Ernie flipped Tom out, and Tom flattened Ernie. Ah, life in the big city.
See also: flip, off, someone

flip (someone) off

Slang To make an obscene gesture toward (someone); give the finger to.
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But the rider soon begins performing some of the daring tricks he is best known for, including flips off wooden ramps and tearing through winding forest paths at speed - all interspersed with clips of the youngster smiling from her lime green carrier.
They were doing back flips off the crates, really high jumps and I couldn't remember who won that round because I was having so much fun!
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Other bits and pieces of the vacation have been documented by Vacchi which he has so generously been sharing via his Instagram account including most recently, videos of himself and Zac doing workouts together with a pair of weights and doing back flips off a boat into the ocean.
The store's manager Angie Hurt said that the kids were having a good time filling up their baskets with toys, when Pax bought a phonic operated Swearing Finger that flips off and swears a lot.
So, if you have a four-year-old who performs back flips off the couch, Thomson said, you might "consider directing him or her to freestyle skiing or gymnastics classes," rather than, say, curling.
This year, Gregg's been working with festival organisers to ensure that the spins and back flips off the ramp in the River Conwy are thrilling for spectators and fun to tackle for the competitors.
At 4, Brian was doing flips off the end of the dock at Webster Lake, a place he loved, Kevin said.
Joe Kid shows how fast the sport changed, from early bike modifications to triple flips off two-story ramps.
It holds for some seconds, then flips off again, leaving a white screen onto which one's retina fleetingly projects the face in positive: an apparition that comes up smoky and faintly sepia, like one of Gerhard Richter's monochrome portraits.
He displays neat classical technique, including multiple pirouettes and speedy chaines, and a slick modem dance style--plus he can tap fast, and do double flips off an upright piano!
The only time he asserts himself is in the trademark bass solo in My Generation, when he flips off some dazzling runs that say 'yeah, I can do that when I have to.'
the lid of a styrofoam cooler flips off, lands on the water
The All-Purpose vac was said to weigh about 5.5 pounds A combination of standard accessories and items in two kits at retail for $12.95 and $29.95 include two wands reaching about 6.5 feet; a regular carpet tool that has a squeegee on the back side; a dusting tool when the brush flips off; a shoulder strap; two nozzles; a sprayer; and a crevice tool.