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Definition of Flop


  1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.
  2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.
  3. To strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.
  4. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.
  5. Act of flopping.

Flop Quotations

The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned.
William Greider

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough.
Quentin Crisp

The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

You know what I think happened? After 'Rocky,' I was almost set up in the eyes of the media to make a flop.
Sylvester Stallone

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
Joan Baez
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Flop Translations

flop in Dutch is afgang
flop in French is fruit sec, avatar
flop in German is Reinfall, Versager, versagen
flop in Spanish is fracaso
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