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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 ?
He was so tired that he flopped down upon the nice soft sand on the floor of the rabbit-hole, and shut his eyes.
Well, they was handsome and striped, and there warn't no harm in a million of them; but that never made no difference to Aunt Sally; she despised snakes, be the breed what they might, and she couldn't stand them no way you could fix it; and every time one of them flopped down on her, it didn't make no difference what she was doing, she would just lay that work down and light out.
Why, say, when I got to the spot where I picked her up, and stopped the train for her to get off, she just flopped down on her knees, got a hammerlock with her arms around my knees, and cried all over my shoes.
"Vahna'd flopped down and begun whimpering, but I told her, 'Get up and make friends with them for me.' 'No, no,' she cried.
"'The state-room was next the cabin, and we flocked in there and flopped down on the settees, all speaking together, for we were just mad with the feeling that we were free once more.
I flopped down into that chair, and nothing would budge me until Mr.
The people running out into the road took preposterous clumsy leaps, then flopped down and lay still, with their torn clothes smouldering into flame.
He flopped down on the ground, took out his (imaginary!) notebook, and appeared busy in writing down something.
I FLOPPED down onto my backside and let the water close over my head, just for a second, but long enough to open my eyes underwater, as I'd promised myself I would, just to see what it was like.
"Jack Hull touched his daughter's arm in order to wake her up but it flopped down. He started to panic.
One senior staffer flopped down opposite me after a long call from HQ.
Yet one morning l Y ast week, he flopped down on the sofa and whimpered, 'Can you do this for me?' 'Why?' I asked, because - as I ran round making breakfasts, dressing the three year old and attempting to fling mascara on myself - he can't have been under the impression I was looking for something.
Yet one morning last week, he flopped down on the sofa and whimpered, 'Can you do this for me?' 'Why?' I asked, because - I ran round making breakfasts, dressing the three year old and attempting to fling mascara on myself - he can't have been under the impression I was looking for something to do to pass the time.
Yet one morning l Y ast week, he flopped down on the sofa and whimpered, "Can you do this for me?" "Why?" I asked, because - as I ran round making breakfasts, dressing the three year old and attempting to fling mascara on myself - he can't have been under the impression I was looking for something to do to pass the time.
Yet one morning last week, he flopped down on the sofa and whimpered, 'Can you do this for me?' 'Why?' I asked, because - as I ran round making breakfasts, dressing the three year old and attempting to fling mascara on myself - he can't have been under the impression I was looking for something to do to pass the time.