Earlier, a two-headed dragon in the Ron Howard flop Willow was known, at least around the set, as the “Ebersisk.”
The rewards of a highly profitable, knockout hit, a la Grey Goose, seem to outweigh the risks of a flop.
ABC News is doing its best to put a pleasant gloss on the fact that its Sunday morning anchor has been a flop.
When you vote and flip and flop aligning your votes more in line with liberal Democrats.
Smith is pale and gangly, sporting a flop of dirty blond hair and a strikingly deep voice.
Sim could not swim, and he began to flop about in the wildest and most unreasonable manner.
It was because as a manager of his financial affairs Dorothy was a flop.
She held forth her right hand—full unwillingly, as I saw—and something rustled down her gown and dropped with a flop at her feet.
I can't think why you flop about so helplessly, like a bit of seaweed.
He would turn those big cakes by tossing them out of the pan in the air, you know, and catch them after the flop.
c.1600, probably a variant of flap with a duller, heavier sound. Sense of "fall or drop heavily" is 1836, that of "collapse, fail" is 1919; though the figurative noun sense of "a failure" is recorded from 1893. Related: Flopped; flopping.
1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.