belly flopping

belly-flop

[bel-ee-flop]
verb (used without object), belly-flopped, belly-flopping. Northern and North Midland U.S.
1.
to do a belly flop, as in diving or sledding.
2.
to land or throw oneself heavily down on one's belly: so tired he just belly-flopped on the bed.

Origin:
1930–35

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