flop down

flop down

1. To fling or plop oneself down onto some surface or thing. I knocked a few pillows onto the floor when I flopped down on the couch. As soon as Paulina flopped down onto the bed with a big sigh, I knew that her date must not have gone well.
2. To plop something down onto some surface or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flop" and "down." Once I realized she was angry with me, I flopped her Valentine's present down and left.
See also: down, flop

flop down

to sit down heavily or awkwardly. Be graceful. Don't just flop down! When I reached the chair, all I could do was flop down.
See also: down, flop
References in classic literature ?
There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.
I had gotten well over the area of the wreck when not a half-dozen yards ahead of me a lifeboat shot bow foremost out of the ocean almost its entire length to flop down upon its keel with a mighty splash.
DAILY POLL WAS David Turnbull right to snub Celtic in favour of a move to Norwich or will he be a flop down south?
I'd carry him out of the car and he would just flop down and lie on the grass.
After flowering, snowdrop stems flop down and the seed pods will either naturally develop on the surface of the soil or often enlist a little help.
So I don't mind at all when flat drops flop down and kick up dust by my feet." (James Rebanks, shepherd, Lake District, England)
The uncharitable ones put the PTI's flip flop down to a message from the khalai makhlooq ('aliens').
Poor old Tsar would be totally confused and trudge off to flop down on his bed while the ladies were nice and toasty in front of the fire.
THE VERDICT: Sophie's offers shoppers a comfortable and tony place to flop down and relax with a drink and flavorful nourishment during a busy shopping day.
Then at the end of the day, you're exhausted and you flop down onto your bed to discover that you are no further ahead than when you started.
Then, Toyota makes it easy to release the maximum storage area with rear seats that flop down flat in one easy movement.
When enough veins are snapped, the sides of the leaf flop down. Then the little bats stay dry when it rains." An eye-opening tour of these incredible and widespread flying mammals, Bats Biggest!
But step into your room, flop down on to the super-comfortable bed and all you will say is: "Aaaaah..." When you spring up again you'll find free wifi, soothing decor, plus tea and coffee-making equipment (too often absent in posher hotels).
The day arrived when it was finally time to shoot and zero the sights of our trusty Garands so it was off to the 1,000-inch or 25-meter range to prove we could get into a sling, flop down on the ground and shoot little, triangular shaped, 3-shot groups.