When the bird, which weighs more than 10lbs, flapped her wings, the prince was almost clipped by her impressive four foot span.
Gallant wore long, flowing shirts that flapped opened to reveal his stomach, and high-heeled cowboy boots with metal toes.
It would knock the eyes out of the Sun and Evening News, and we rejoiced and flapped our wings accordingly.
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+)