Take my former boss, Mitt Romney, and the flap over a Jeep plant in Ohio.
The Thanksgiving flap underscored the extent to which Lauer has become a target.
The Grenell flap added a stroke to that image: The Romney campaign yields to anti-gay intolerance.
But look closer, and it becomes clear that the Williams flap is about far more than just race.
Gen. McChrystal's Firing OffenseBy Peter Beinart The flap over the Rolling Stone article is much ado about nothing.
He lifted the flap of his desk and kept it up with his head while he surveyed the interior.
A five, a four and the main,' shouted the big man, with a voice like the flap of a sail.
For an hour after that he sat within the door of his tepee with the flap up, watching the road.
Anthony lifted the flap, holding up the lantern, and we both looked in.
If the water-level falls below the lower float the flap closes.
mid-14c., flappe "a blow, slap," probably imitative of the sound of striking. Meaning "something that hangs down" is first recorded 1520s. Sense of "motion or noise like a bird's wing" is 1774; meaning "disturbance, noisy tumult" is 1916, British slang.
early 14c., "dash about, shake;" later "strike, hit;" see flap (n.). Meaning "to swing loosely" is from 1520s. Related: Flapped; flapping.
Tissue used in surgical grafting that is only partially detached from its donor site so that it continues to be nourished during transfer to the recipient site.
To become flustered; lose one's composure: I've seen him under hostile pressure before. He doesn't flap and he doesn't become a doormat (1920s+)