He is going to have to work hard not to flail around aimlessly, following the lead of congressional Democrats.
My wife, at least, enjoys watching me flail about on our elliptical.
Watching them squirm is more fun than watching Romney and Paul Ryan flail away.
"implement for threshing grain," c.1100, perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *flegel, which probably represents West Germanic *flagil (cf. Middle Dutch and Low German vlegel, Old High German flegel, German flegel), a borrowing of Late Latin flagellum "winnowing tool, flail," from Latin flagellum "whip" (see flagellum).
15c., from flail (n.); originally "to scourge;" sense of "to move like a flail" is from 1874. Related: Flailed; flailing.
v. flailed, flail·ing, flails
To move vigorously or erratically; thrash about.
To strike or lash out violently.