As I flipped through pages with another boy, I pointed to a photo of President Obama.
With his Meet the Press moment, Romney looks like he had flipped again—until his campaign reverted to its original position.
“The second the noise stopped I saw that my brother had somehow been flipped ahead of me to the front,” Lawrence says.
We flipped off our smartphones for three hours and it only killed us a little.
I flipped through Google Images and found about 50 shots of Affleck giving that kind of smile in public situations.
A frog came up to look at her, and goggled in amazement; she flipped water at him with her hand, and he vanished indignant.
She hitched her chair closer, and flipped the leaves eagerly.
She coiled it deftly, and stepping into the enclosure, flipped the noose over the head of a roman-nosed roan.
He flipped the cards, tossed them on the table with a whimsical gesture.
With studied carelessness I took the doubloon on my thumb, flipped it and stuck it in my pocket.
1590s (1520s in flip-flop), imitative or else a contraction of fillip (q.v.), which also is held to be imitative. Sense of "get excited" is first recorded 1950; flip one's lid "lose one's head, go wild" is from 1950. For flip (adj.) "glib," see flippant. Meaning "to flip a coin" (to decide something) is by 1879. As a noun by 1690s. Related: Flipped. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence. Flip side (of a gramophone record) is by 1949.
sailors' hot drink usually containing beer, brandy and sugar, 1690s, from flip (v.); so called from notion of it being "whipped up" or beaten.
Flippant; impudent; cheeky: Mr Lawrence is flip and easy/ Someone else thought he was too flip at press conferences (1847+)
Something that causes hilarity or pleasure: The big flip of the year is Peter Arno's book of cartoons (1950+)