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flip the script

To change or reverse something dramatically. Wow, they really flipped the script on their opponents after the intermission. The score went from 0-3 to 5-3!
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flip the script on (someone or something)

To change or reverse something dramatically. Wow, they really flipped the script on their opponents after the intermission. The score went from 0-3 to 5-3!
See also: flip, on, script

stick to the script

To continue to follow the existing plan, outline, guidelines, directions, etc. We need each department to stick to the script if we're going to get this product ready in time for Christmas. You've got all the notes you need to give the presentation yourself. Just stick to the script, and you'll be fine.
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flip the script

1. tv. to lie; to change one’s story. The guy flips the script depending on whose listening.
2. tv. to reverse positions in a situation; to turn the tables on someone. Now he’s the one who’s in trouble! That’s really flipping the script!
See also: flip, script


n. a note; any piece of paper with a written message. (Underworld.) Make him sign this script before you let him in on the deal.


McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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