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flip the script

Definition of flip the script in English:

informal, chiefly North American Reverse the usual or existing positions in a situation; do something unexpected or revolutionary: Campbell flips the script on the old beauty-and-the-beast formula she decided to flip the script and ask her boyfriend of eight years to marry her
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  • To flip the script, we must first become aware of it.
  • But the president has the opportunity to flip the script.
  • And to prove I'm no sexist, I'm going to flip the script.
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