back flip

backflip

[bak-flip]
noun
1.
a backward somersault.
2.
a dive executed by somersaulting backward.
3.
Informal. a complete reversal in attitude or policy: Some committee members did sudden backflips, urging spending cuts instead of expanded programs.
verb (used without object), backflipped, backflipping.
4.
to perform a backflip: She backflipped off a bucking horse.

Origin:
1930–35; back2 + flip1

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