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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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  • Designers at New York Fashion Week flipped the script on Friday, incorporating nighttime glamour into daytime classics/
  • Taking their name from the Italian version of the Transformers TV show, this Berlin-based duo are out to flip the script on popular music.
  • Season two seems to have started with a bang: they did an admirable job of flipping the script on a lot of the season one stuff.
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