from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To perform a backward somersault, especially in the air.
- n. A backward somersault.
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- n. An act of rotating one's body 360 degrees in the backward direction.
- n. a total reversal in policy or opinion; a volte-face, an U-turn.
- v. To perform a backflip (rotation of body)
- v. To completely reverse a policy or opinion; perform a U-turn.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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The reversal, or "backflip," has caused Mr. Rudd much embarrassment.
The proposed delay is widely characterized as a "backflip" and has caused Mr. Rudd a lot of embarrassment this week.
Dave's gut did a kind of backflip in revulsion as the boy briefly dissolved into a cloud of smoke, then faded back in again.
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He offered two excuses: the need for more time to judge any global actions on climate change before Australia goes ahead itself; and the opposition's "backflip" in parliament.
The opposition says it's back to "business as usual" for the hospital system after the latest Labor "backflip".
What's with the obsession over Howard's "backflip" on the GST.