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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.


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