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flounce in (to some place)

to move into a place with exaggerated or jerky motions. A couple of teenagers flounced into the store and started examining the most expensive merchandise. They flounced in and caught the eye of the security guard.
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flounce out (of some place)

to bounce or bound out of some place. She turned up her nose and flounced out of the shop. She flounced out in anger.
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They're everywhere from subtle trims on tees and tops to full-on flouncing for dresses and skirts.
He eventually gave his real name, before flouncing off with the words: "I'll see you in court.
In I Say a Little Prayer, all of his conventions are displayed: characters with three names; confused, vain bisexuals; down-low charlatans; flouncing sissies; ghetto sisters and all-forgiving mamas.
I thought was more like Steve McQueen, but Seth [Green] is flouncing around the whole time.
There's the flouncing Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and tough-guy actor Ray Winstone, who tries to teach Sanjeev how to walk like a Cockney gangster before Sushila brands him a fairy.
Like Diogenes of old, I go looking for a Man: not some bearded sob-sister flouncing out in his Birkenstocks for a nice soft brick of tofu, his balls annulled by Prozac and an assistant professorship.
Nedvigin, in flouncing skirt and hoop earrings, wields a mean gypsy tambourine in a variation from Petipa's Esmeralda, and Shamyraliev, partnered by Makarov, tosses his jet-black ringlets with passionate abandon in the pas de deux from the same ballet.
It does just what it says on the tin - nipping you in at the waist and flouncing out on the bottom half, disguising any problem areas.
Flouncing has also yet to finish outside the first three and must go well in the Brian Barnes 65th Birthday Celebration Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
At a very young age, she's got used to flouncing around the country spending money like it's going out of fashion.
BUST-UP: Sharon refuses to choose between her acts, then kisses host Dermot before flouncing off.
Phone lines between Buckingham Palace and the BBC are said to have been red-hot when the Beeb put out a trailer for a forthcoming programme appearing to show the Queen flouncing out of a session with American photographer Annie Liebowicz.
Wouldn't it have been much better if instead of yelling "Wrong move Todd" then flouncing off Nick had said "Wrong move Todd.
She certainly wasn't shy about flouncing around for most of American Pie 2 wearing nothing but a pair of heels, a bra, and a skimpy G-string.
Or beautiful, two-faced Celimene (Abby Craden), Alceste's obscure object of desire, flouncing around in fauve-colored dresses and teasingly drawing on cigarettes that her smirky suitors hasten to light for her.