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flop as (something)

To fail in a particular role or pursuit. You have an angelic voice, so there's no way you'll flop as a singer! I flopped as a manager because I just couldn't seem to motivate my team.
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flop as something

to be a failure in a particular aspect of something in one's life or career. He flopped as an actor. I don't want to flop as a public speaker.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The league defines flopping as "any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player."