flop around

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flop around

To flail or otherwise move around awkwardly. He must be having a nightmare, judging by how he's flopping around in his bed. The fish flopped around on dry land.
See also: around, flop
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flop around

[for something] to turn around awkwardly; [for a fish out of water] to squirm and flap. The hose flopped around, throwing water first this way and then that, knocking down plants as it flopped. A number of fish flopped around in the bottom of the boat.
See also: around, flop
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"You!" they yelled, pointing their thin fingers at the group; and they all flopped around, so they were white, and then all flopped back again, so they were black.
2 ILKAY GUNDOGAN Kept the midfield ticking, even as others flopped around him - but Swansea exploited his defensive shortcomings.
By placing a really large tub upside down under the feeder, one that flopped around when tugged, so as to preclude, say, a jumping cursorial rodent from gaining a purchase, Jeremy's dad prevented even the smartest of squirrels from accessing the feeder above.
It beat and flopped around on the deck, making a big, slimy mess.
Families enjoying a day at the beach ventured closer to capture photos and video of the cute baby seal as it flopped around on the sand.
Washington, Oct 26 ( ANI ): A 2-pound leopard shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee at a California golf course on Monday.
The first group did a traditional flamenco number while the latter mimicked them and flopped around the stage in their clunky slippers.
The tom flopped around for a few moments, and I began to nock another arrow, just in case.
They looked good as long as Coop was standing still but they flopped around quite a bit whenever he moved.
He and Cole played skate trivia and flopped around on the ground as they tried to Indian leg wrestle.
The warm water flopped around, splashing out onto the white bath mat and shiny mirrors.