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1a light sandal, typically of plastic or rubber, with a thong between the big and second toe. 2North American a backward handspring. 3 informal an abrupt reversal of policy:his flip-flop on taxes 4 Electronics a switching circuit that works by changing from one stable state to another, or through an unstable state back to its stable state, in response to a triggering pulse.
verb [no object]
1 [with adverbial of direction] move with a flapping sound or motion:she flip-flopped off the porch in battered sneakers 2North American informal make an abrupt reversal of policy:the candidate flip-flopped on a number of issues